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Man dies from accidental drowning at Biloxi beach

Emergency officials at the scene of the rescue in Biloxi. One person was confirmed dead. (Photo Source: Kennedy Blough) Emergency officials at the scene of the rescue in Biloxi. One person was confirmed dead. (Photo Source: Kennedy Blough)
Rescuers rushing with a stretcher to the scene of a drowning in Biloxi. (Photo Source: Kennedy Blough) Rescuers rushing with a stretcher to the scene of a drowning in Biloxi. (Photo Source: Kennedy Blough)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

One man is confirmed dead after falling from a jet ski in Biloxi on Sunday afternoon. 

Officials say 22 year-old Donald Broadnax of Gautier, MS died by accidental drowning. Earlier reports say Broadnax was part of a group of four who were riding jet skis at Biloxi Beach. All four fell into the water and had to be rescued. 

Calls about a possible drowning began at around 3:30 p.m. The incident took place on the stretch of beach in front of the Wendy's on Hwy. 90. 

Chief Deputy Brian Switzer confirmed that Broadnax was driving a jet ski with female passenger when they hit a wave and toppled over. He was able to turn the jet ski over, but experienced a medical issue and passed out in the water, faced downwards. 

Both passengers were wearing life vests, according to the coroner's office. 

The female passenger was taken to Merit Health for treatment and was released. The other two people also went to the hospital. 

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