It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. What a wild start to this Memorial Day. First, we got a call about a fire at the Pass Christian Harbor. A boat was engulfed in flames. And there were fears the fire would spread to other vessels. Fortunately, quick thinking firefighters contained the danger to just one boat.
We thought we had pretty good video of the fire. And then, we got a YouTube link from Jeffrey Bradley. His video makes you realize just how lucky Pass Christian really is. Click here and you'll see what I mean. Based on the flames and the smoke billowing from that boat, I think you'll agree Pass Christian firemen were truly heroes today.
While at that fire, WLOX News reporter Al Showers got a tip. A body washed ashore overnight in Hancock County. Apparently, some fishermen out floundering discovered the victim near Bayou Caddy. How he died is a mystery. So is the man's identity. He has a tattoo of some sort of cat on his shoulder, and another tattoo on his arm.
Of course, this is Memorial Day. And services were held across the coast to remember the men and women who lost their lives protecting our freedoms. We'll take you to several of those observances on all of our newscasts.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer tourism season. So, how did tourism businesses do this weekend? Terrance Friday checks that out on WLOX News at 10:00.
For the latest on Tropical Depression Beryl, watch Chief Meteorologist Mike Reader on all of tonight's WLOX newscasts. Or, download the WLOX 24/7 Weather app on your smartphones. Then touch the "i" info icon at the top right of the screen, and add the "Tropical Tracks" and "Tropical Weather Alerts" to your interactive radar. Remember, you always control how much information or how many alerts you want to receive through our apps. This Hurricane Season we're offering more information than ever before through our smartphone apps to keep you and your loved one safe.