DMR rescues duo near Bay St. Louis

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - This news just came into  Two boaters were rescued this afternoon about four miles south of the Bay St. Louis bridge.

According to a DMR news release, the agency's marine patrol unit rescued the two men after a 21-foot catamaran style boat was swamped near Square Handkerchief Reef.  That's about four miles south of the Bay bridge.

The news release says Michael Mong and Charles Givens were anchored near Square Handkerchief Reef.  When the boat started sinking, the two Gulfport men put on lifejackets and swam to the rocks.

Mong called Hancock County Emergency 911, and they contacted DMR Marine Patrol.  Marine Patrol received the call at 3:38 p.m.  Ten  minutes later, two patrol sergeants arrived on the scene and picked up the stranded boaters.  Neither man was hurt.

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