Coast Guard Searching for Missing Man

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(Bass Landing, MS)  Teams from the U.S. Coast Guard and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department will be out on the Mississippi River Thursday looking for a missing man.

DeSoto County deputies say the man fell off a barge on the river between McKellar Lake and Bass Landing — which is in the western part of DeSoto County west of Walls.

The search began shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday after deputies and the Coast Guard were alerted about the disappearance.