BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Officials were investigating a possible drowning off the coast of Bay St. Louis Thursday afternoon, but officials report it was not a drowning.
A man went overboard into the water about 6 miles from the shore. The man is reportedly safe and being checked by medics.
Sources say two people were towing a boat and went through rough water, which caused a man to fall into the water. He swam away from the two boats because he didn't want to get crushed, but was unable to get back to the boat. The woman he was with called for help. She reportedly threw the man a ring, which he held onto for 45 minutes.
The incident took place near the Bay St. Louis harbor and the bridge. The Coast Guard, AMR, Pass Christian Harbor Master, and other agencies responded and pulled him to safety. The man was not wearing a life vest.