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Police: Man dies in apparent accidental drowning in Gulfport

Published Sep. 27, 2017

GULFPORT — Police are investigating an apparent accidental drowning after a man's body was found floating in the water early Wednesday morning.

Just before 12:30 a.m., Gulfport police officers responded to the city's beach front in the 5700 block of Shore Blvd S after receiving a report of a body in the water.

Officers recovered the body, later identified as 23-year-old Keith Tabor.

Clothing and personal items were located on a bench at the beach, and police said it appears Tabor went for a swim as he was wearing only swim trunks.

There are no signs of foul play, police said, and the initial investigation appears to be an accidental drowning.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor, police said.

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