The body of a man found floating in the Mississippi Sound near the Pass Christian Harbor had been reported missing a week earlier, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said.
Jerry Henderson, 62, fell in the water, probably from his boat that was docked in a slip at the harbor, Hargrove said.
The cause of death has been ruled an accidental drowning, he said.
Henderson had last been seen Jan. 28 around Shaggy’s beachfront restaurant at the harbor. A relative filed a missing person report with the Pass Christian Police Department.
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Henderson died on Feb. 1.
Henderson loved to sail and enjoyed woodworking and art, according to his obituary.
Someone walking on a pier at the harbor spotted the body on Friday afternoon and contacted police, Hendricks said. Officers worked with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to retrieve the remains.
The discovery came as Pass Christian police were looking Henderson through the missing person report.