On August 1, 2019, at approximately 4:08 P.M., Gulfport Police and Fire responded to the 13000 block of River Road to investigate a possible drowning. Upon arrival, rescue personnel learned that there were three male juveniles that had gone under and not resurfaced.
Rescue Divers with the Gulfport Fire Department, Harrison County Fire Services and the Mississippi Mortuary Response Team, entered the waters of the Biloxi River and recovered the bodies of two juveniles around 6:00 PM. The third juvenile was recovered around 7:25 PM. Several agencies, to include the Biloxi Police Department, Mississippi Marine Patrol and The Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, responded to the river to aid in the recovery. The incident is being investigated as accidental.