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Man dies in diving accident off Lighthouse Pier in Biloxi

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A 52-year-old Purvis man died Saturday after diving into shallow water off the Lighthouse Pier in Biloxi.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the victim as Matthew Blackburn. He says Blackburn died from a neck injury.

Hargrove say witnesses told police that Blackburn climbed on the railing and dove head first into water which is only three or four feet deep.

Hargrove says Blackburn may not have known the depth of the water.

Blackburn was pronounced dead at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

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