Apparent drowning victim surfaced water once

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Authorities found the body of an apparent drowning victim on Saturday night in the Ocean Springs harbor.

Ocean Springs police said they received a call at around 8:53 p.m. about a man that had fallen overboard on a boat.

According to Ocean Springs Police 28-year-old David Dwight Lagard Jr., from the 11000 Block of Jessica Drive in Gulfport was boating with a friend when the boat they were in became defective. After a passing boat towed them into the Ocean Springs Harbor, Lagard tried to secure the boat, but fell in.

Lagard's friend told police that he saw Lagard surface once, then lost sight of him.

After a search, a dive team recovered the body. Authorities are still investigating, but said all indications point to an accidental drowning

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