BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A tragic boating accident has claimed the life of a 54-year-old Biloxi man, according to Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus.
Broadus said Mark Barhanovich was fishing early Sunday morning near Deer Island.
Officials with the Department of Marine Resources said it appears his boat struck a submerged object off the eastern tip of Deer Island shortly before 6:30 a.m.
The boat's motor broke loose and went into the boat injuring Barhanovich.
He was taken to the hospital, but ultimately died from those injuries. One other person was in the boat, but was unharmed. The incident remains under investigation.