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EMA director confirms reports of oil-like substance at Henderson Point

What appears to be oil has been spotted in two locations in Harrison County, the emergency management director has confirmed.

This morning, a sheen was seen near the Long Beach harbor.

Callers to the Sun Herald also reported oil under the water's surface at the boat launch at Menge Avenue.

Later, an oil-like substance was spotted near the mouth of the Bay of St. Louis at Henderson Point. EMA Director Rupert Lacy said a skimmer boat has been sent to the Henderson Point location to clean up the oil.

Read more about this story as details become available at and in Friday's Sun Herald.