Boating Accident Leaves A Man Dead

A Gautier man is dead after a boating accident on the Pasgacoula river. Jackson County Coroner, Vickie Broadus, says 76 year old Raymond Clayton was found dead Sunday near Hercules Landing.

Broadus says Clayton was in a small boat with his family when it overturned in the wake of a larger boat. Bystanders tried to revive Clayton. The coroner says Clayton died of prolonged exertion, not drowning.