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Oiled covered pelican found in Ocean Springs

Photo Source: Bianca Cates Photo Source: Bianca Cates
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - An Ocean Springs' family spotted an oil covered pelican, right here in South Mississippi. It's a troubling reminder of how close the disaster is. 

The Cates family were in Gulf Park Estates when they saw the pelican covered in oil.

"My dad was throwing the cast net and looked up and saw him sitting on the rock. We went to see if he was covered, and he was," Bianca Cates said. "I don't know if he flew over there or floated, but we called for help."

Cates said some rescuers from Mobile came after about an hour and a half. They weren't able catch him, but they were getting a boat to follow him.

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