72°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
86°
65°
30%
Mon
80°
57°
10%
Tue
80°
58°
0%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Boy dies in tubing accident

10 months ago Monday, May 26, 2014 7:03:16 PM CDT May 26, 2014 Monday, May 26 2014 May 26, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

HARRISON COUNTRY, MS - Authorities say an 8-year-old New Orleans area boy riding on a tube has died in a boating accident on the Mississippi coast's Wolf River.

Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan told The Associated Press that the boy and another sibling were on the tube being pulled Monday afternoon by a boat piloted by the boy's father. When the boat went around a bend, she says, the tube hit a tree and witnesses reported that the boy went under the water. She says the second child wasn't hurt.

Scallan says the injured child, who was wearing a life jacket, was later pronounced dead at a Gulfport hospital where he was taken. Scallan declined to identify those involved by name or whether the other child was a boy or girl.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
72°
67°
Sun
Isolated T-Storms
86°
65°
Mon
Mostly Sunny
80°
57°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
80°
58°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
83°
65°