Seabee Dies in Tchoutacabouffa River

An autopsy shows an 18-year-old active duty Seabee drowned Saturday as a result of an epileptic seizure.

Coroner Gary Hargrove says Joseph Pudlowski of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, was at the Tchoutacabouffa river with friends. Shortly before eleven a.m., Pudlowski's friends say he went underwater and never came back up. His friends found his body a short time later and began CPR. He died around noon at the hospital.

Pudlowski was an active duty Seabee with NMCB-74 stationed in Gulfport.