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One dead in boating accident


A body has been recovered from the Pascagoula River according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.

It is believed 38-year-old Gene Tanner of Vancleave was traveling in a boat around 3 AM Saturday when he hit a log, was ejected and drowned.

Deputies began a search around noon Saturday, and six hours later, they recovered Tanner's body.

Byrd said investigators do believe alcohol was involved in the accident.

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