Kevin Johnson, 43, died Sunday after he apparently fell from the deck of a boat docked at JANTRAN in Rosedale.
According to the Bolivar County Coroner’s Office, Johnson was working on the towboat, the Mary Parker, when he possibly slipped and fell into the water.
Bolivar County EMA Director Bill Quinton said the EOC was called out early Sunday afternoon and divers were used to recover Johnson.
“He was found about three feet from where he went into the water,” he said.
A representative from the coroner’s office said, “This is just what we know right now but for some reason he was walking around on the deck and slipped off. Some people heard him and tried to give aid.”
It was confirmed Johnson was not wearing a life jacket.
Johnson was transported this morning to the Coroner’s Office in Jackson for an autopsy.
The incident is under investigation.