MDMR Marine Patrol Rescues Kayaker

13-57-CWS | May 20, 2013

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Marine Patrol received a call at 6:34 p.m. Sunday, May 19, reporting that a kayaker was in the water after his 8-foot kayak had overturned in the waters on the Ocean Springs side of the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge. At 6:48 p.m., MDMR Marine Patrol arrived on the scene and brought the kayaker to shore.

Marine Patrol Officers Kyle Wilkerson and Mario Sapet transported the man, George Meek of Vancleave, who was wearing a life jacket, to shore at Ocean Springs Harbor at 6:59 p.m. No medical attention was required. Other agencies responding included the Biloxi Fire Department and the Ocean Springs Police Department.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at

Contact: Lauren Thompson
Phone: (228) 523-4053