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DMR: Life vests help save 2 men after boat capsizes

DMR on the MS Sound searching for two men who went overboard. (Photo source: WLOX News) DMR on the MS Sound searching for two men who went overboard. (Photo source: WLOX News)
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

Two men are counting their blessings Tuesday night after being retrieved from the frigid waters of the Mississippi Sound. Their boat capsized shortly after they left the Pass Christian harbor Tuesday evening.

It was quite a sight to see. Dozens of first responders were on scene as the two men arrived on a Department of Marine Resources boat and were placed in stretchers.

"The success story here is the fact that both were wearing their life vests. We preach that all the time, through the media outlets that if you're going to go out please have your life vests on, because you never know when these conditions could turn bad as they did this evening," said Chief Keith Davis with the Department of Marine Resources.

Davis said the men are both in good condition, but were in the pre-stages of hypothermia.

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