Poplarville resident dies after boat accident on Jourdan River

Published 7:50 pm Monday, May 1, 2023

Officials are investigating a boating accident that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Hancock County native on Sunday afternoon.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and other agencies responded to the scene Sunday.

Poplarville resident and Kiln-native Savannah Davis was identified as having died as a result of the accident, officials said.

“Heaven gained one of the good ones today,” Davis’ friend Erica LoRisha Ladner said on social media. “Please pray for her family and friends through this hard time.”

The Sea Coast Echo will provide more details as they become available.