Body recovered from Escatawpa River

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A 68-year-old Moss Point man was found dead in the Escatawpa River Saturday, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.

Byrd said Foster "Red" Lott went fishing on Elder Ferry Road under the Highway 63 bridge and did not return home.

He was reported missing around 7 p.m. Saturday and Moss Point Police, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department along with a volunteer diving company began searching.

Lott's body was recovered just before midnight.

Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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