Shrimper drowns off Horn Island's west end

GULF OF MEXICO (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – A shrimp boat captain died Thursday after going overboard and getting tangled in his own nets. It happened off the west end of Horn Island.

The Department of Marine Resources said the man went overboard to cut the trawl from the wheel of the vessel, "Rising Angel" when he disappeared.

The Coast Guard, DMR's Marine Patrol and the Jackson County dive team were all called in to help search for the missing man. The dive team discovered his body tangled in the net. He was brought back to shore and taken to the Jackson County coroner.

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