Teenager who drowned in South Mississippi river identified, sheriff says

Divers sent Saturday afternoon to search a river in George County found an 18-year-old drowning victim, the sheriff’s office said.

George County Coroner DeeAnn Murrah identified the victim as Jose Garcia of Mobile.

The George County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible drowning call just after 4 p.m. Saturday near the Escatawpa River Bridge on Highway 612, authorities said.

Authorities searched the waterway and rescue divers from George County Search and Rescue Dive Team found the body, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities did not release more information.