Waveland fisherman pulled from Mississippi Sound - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Waveland fisherman pulled from Mississippi Sound


PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) – The fishermen who fell off a boat near the Pass Christian Harbor on Monday morning has died. Chester Prestenbach, Sr., 71 of Waveland was fishing with another man on a 14 foot skiff just south of the Pass Christian Harbor when he fell off the boat.

The Coast Guard, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, the DMR and Pass Christian Police all sent rescue teams to the spot where the man fell overboard.

According to Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, Prestenbach was pulled from the water, brought to shore, and rushed by ambulance to the hospital.  The sheriff said he died at the hospital.

The investigation is being led by the Department of Marine Resources.

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