Body of missing boater is found

By WLOX Staff

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -  An investigation is underway into a fatal boating accident on Biloxi's Back Bay.

Officials say 24-year-old, Kevin Michael Reed of Perkinston was knocked off his boat around 5:30 Sunday night as the boat was passing under the Popp's Ferry Bridge.

Biloxi Police say Reed and four others onboard realized too late that the fishing tower on top of their boat was too high to clear the bridge.

Police say the other four passengers managed to get off the boat and were rescued by passing boaters. Reed was knocked into the water as the tower came down and authorities spent the next five hours searching.

Reed's body was recovered around 10:30pm Sunday night.

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