Gator hunters rescued after boating accident

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University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Gabbie Berry captures video of fellow graduate student Luke Pearson as he catches a 36-pound alligator snapping turtle while they research the population of alligator snappers. Brian Broom

Motor burns, boat sinks in Mississippi River


A party of alligator hunters was rescued Saturday morning after a boating accident on the Mississippi River near Natchez.

“MDWFP (Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks) officers were notified at approximately 4:30 a.m. that a vessel with alligator hunters had been involved in a single-vessel boating accident near Natchez in the Mississippi River and the motor was on fire and there were multiple injuries,” said Ricky Flynt, MDWFP Alligator Program coordinator. “MDWFP officers responded from…

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