Man’s body found in marina at Eastport

EASTPORT – Authorities are investigating whether the death of a man at Eastport late Saturday was an accidental drowning or the result of a medical condition.

The body of David Wesson, 56, was found floating in a slip at the marina about 7 p.m., said Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon. Wesson lived in a cabin at Eastport but was from Baldwyn.

Wesson had been out on a pontoon boat and came in to the slip, witnesses said.

“Whatever happened, he went in and his pontoon floated out,” Wilemon said. “He was found by someone walking along the boardwalk.”

Wilemon said he is taking the body to Jackson for autopsy.

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