Authorities searching for missing shrimper

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - A search effort is underway in the Mississippi Sound, after authorities say a shrimp boat returned to the Pass Christian Harbor Sunday night and a crew member was missing.

Authorities say a crew member went to the stern of the boat to make a phone call and when others went to check the crew member was no where to be found.

DMR Spokesperson Melissa Scallan tells WLOX News the Coast Guard is on scene and the Pass Christian Fire Department is using thermal imaging to locate the missing crew member. The identity of the missing crew member has not been released.

We will continue to update this story as we receive more information.

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