Man drowns in boating accident

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Coast Guard is investigating a late night boating accident that has taken one life.

According Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus, 56-year-old Richard Linton of Pascagoula died of drowning after an accident in the sound near Horn Island.

Authorities don't know the cause of the accident, but Broadus said the Coast Guard reported no debris in the area.

They were returned to the scene Saturday to investigate further.

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