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Third drowning report mars weekend

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Hancock County authorities are investigating the third possible drowning within 48 hours on the Mississippi coast.

Authorities say 41-year-old Charles Trotter of Slidell brought his family over to watch the Saints game with friends in Hancock County. After the game they went to McLeod Park for a swim in the Jourdan River. According to authorities, that's when Charles Trotter went missing.

Emergency crews from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Hancock County Emergency Operations Center, and the Kiln Volunteer Fire Department are conducting a search and rescue mission right now.  Boats and divers are being used in the search.

This weekend also saw the drowning deaths of two toddlers in South Mississippi swimming pools.  Saturday afternoon, 3-year-old William Montjoy wandered away from his parents at the Pass Christian Yacht Club and drowned in the swimming pool.  Early Sunday morning, Sheriff Mike Byrd says the mother of 2-year-old Caleb Holtzberger woke up to find her son drowned in the family's swimming pool.  Both deaths are being treated as accidental.

WLOX will have more information on the latest possible drowning as it becomes available.

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