Body recovered from Pearl River Tuesday night

Published 5:32 am Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Police are investigating after a fisherman discovered a body floating in the Pearl River near Interstate 20 and U.S. South of Jackson.

After an hours-long search, officials were able to recover the body, which officials from the Jackson Police Department have indicated to be that of a male.

Multiple agencies responded Tuesday night and were on the scene near South State Street and Gallatin Street as officers and emergency responders worked to locate and recover the body.

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According to news reports, officials from Jackson, Rankin County and Richland were on the scene assisting in the recovery process.