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Shrimp boat sinks in Biloxi Channel

A shrimp boat in the Biloxi Channel seen here sinking. (Photo source: John Hood).
A shrimp boat in the Biloxi Channel seen here sinking. (Photo source: John Hood).
Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM CDT
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Two people had to be rescued from a shrimp boat last Friday, according to the Department of Marine Resources (DMR). DMR Chief of Marine Patrol Keith Davis said the boat went down in the Biloxi Channel and is still in the channel.

We're told it's the responsibility of the owners to remove the boat from the water. Davis said no one was injured in this incident. Officials are still investigating what initially caused the boat to go down.

Other boaters who saw the boat last week recalled seeing an oil slick floating in the water nearby.

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