Lawyer Dies In Drowning Accident

A coroner says drowning was likely the cause of death of a Jackson lawyer whose body was found floating at a casino marina. The body of 49-year-old David T.Cobb, was found about 11:30 a-m yesterday at the Beau Rivage marina. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says was staying on a yacht he kept moored in the Biloxi.

Hargrove believes Cobb slipped and fell at the floating pier. According to the coroner, Cobb was to appear in a coast courtroom yesterday morning. Cobb had practiced law in Jackson since 1984. A spokeswoman for Cobb and Bailey law firm says Cobb recently merged with another attorney.

Cobb earlier practiced law on the Gulf Coast.