Fort Bayou drowning victim identified

Fort Bayou drowning victim identified
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JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County Deputy Coroner Jason Moody identified the man who drowned in Fort Bayou as 76-year-old Jerrell Chambliss, of Gautier.

According to DMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan, the search began around 2 p.m. Tuesday near Highway 57 after Chambliss fell out of his boat. He never resurfaced, and his body was pulled from the water later that day.

Scallan said the Coast Guard, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson County and Gautier dive teams assisted in the search.

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