Man drowns in Biloxi

Man drowns in Biloxi
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A Biloxi man died Saturday afternoon after an apparent drowning.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified the man as 40-year-old Eddie Dean.

Switzer said Dean was with friends at the Biloxi Lighthouse Pier located at Porter Avenue and Highway 90.

Dean reportedly told friends he was going for a swim before jumping off the pier. Switzer said a passerby on a jet ski later saw a body floating face down in the water, and an ambulance was called around noon.

Dean was taken to Merit Health in Biloxi where he was pronounced at 12:40 p.m.

A toxicology report will be conducted to further verify the cause of death.

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