Moss Point Man Found Drowned After Going Overboard

Moss Point Man Found Drowned After Going Overboard

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(AP) - The body of a drowned fisherman has been found in the Escatawpa River.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says the body of Timothy Gordon Sr. of Moss Point was found about 12 p.m. Saturday, the Mississippi Press reports.

Gordon and companion Curtis Coleman, a Grand Bay, Ala., resident were fishing on the Escatawpa River about 5 p.m. Friday when their boat hit something and both men were thrown overboard. Gordon was not wearing a life preserver.

Another boater rescued Coleman and called police. Moss Point Fire Chief Clarence Parks says authorities searched for Gordon until about 11:30 p.m. Friday and resumed the search Saturday morning.

Local agencies and the Department of Marine Resources marine patrol aided in the search.

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