Man Drowns In Pool At Long Beach Hotel

A Louisiana man is dead after drowning in a swimming pool at a Long Beach motel early Friday evening.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Joe N. Jackson, 40, of Greensburg, La., was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital shortly before 8 p.m. Friday.

Jackson was swimming in the pool at the Gulf View Motel in Long Beach. Witnesses say he was in the deep end of the pool when he went under. When authorities arrived, CPR was being performed on Jackson, and he was transported to the hospital.

The drowning was ruled accidental.