Mississippi man drowns after falling out of canoe

Published 6:15 am Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Mississippi man drowned after he reportedly fell out of his canoe in a Gulfport Lake.

WLOX in Biloxi reports that Leroy Barnes, 54, died in an accidental drowning in a lake near Cambridge Court in Gulfport.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a man falling in the lake at Windance subdivision. Dive teams later located the body in the lake.

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Barnes worked as a transport deputy and was well-respected in the agency and with the courts, according to Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson.