Body found in Gulf by fishermen

The body of a male wearing a pair of navy blue cargo pants has been found in the Gulf of Mexico south of Biloxi.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Monday authorities are trying to identify the body.
He says the body was found by two fishermen. The body was floating in the Gulf, about 6 miles out from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

Hargrove says the Department of Marine Resources, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office and Hargrove's office responded.

Hargrove says an autopsy was ordered.