Funeral services held for Petal teen who drowned near Ship Island

Funeral services held for Petal teen who drowned near Ship Island

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Funeral services were held Saturday for a 16-year-old Petal boy who drowned last weekend while swimming near Ship Island with a friend. Family and friends gathered at Petal's Sunrise Baptist Church to say goodbye to Omar Gonzalez.

He died last Sunday after being caught in a rip current.

His body was found Wednesday, about one mile from where he had been swimming with his friend Trent Randall.

Both had been swept out to sea by the current.

Randall survived by clinging to a buoy.