Coroner: Body found is missing kayaker

Nick Rainer
Nick Rainer

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has confirmed the missing body found in the Mississippi Sound Friday afternoon is that of missing kayaker Nick Rainer.

Family members helped identify the body through tattoos and birth marks.

Hargrove says 22-year-old Rainer, of Biloxi, died as a result of drowning. His death has been ruled accidental.

Hannah Moseley is covering this story. She will have more details on WLOX News at 6p.m. and 10 p.m.

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