The body of Sacred Heart High School graduate Carson Hall, who was reported missing Saturday afternoon during a trip on the Gulf Coast, was found by United States Coast Guard divers Sunday morning about a mile west of Ship Island.
Hall, the 17-year-old son of Joey and Katrina Odom of Hattiesburg, was reported missing about 1:23 p.m. Saturday after he reportedly jumped off the Lady Monroe yacht near the western end of Ship Island.
Operations were based out of the Coast Guard Sector in Mobile, Alabama.
Lt. j.g. Juston Lee, Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer for the Mobile station, said no further details would be released pending the results of the investigation.
Hall, who graduated in May, played for the Sacred Heart football team and the state championship soccer team last year.
In football as a senior, he caught 23 passes for 393 yards and two touchdowns. As punter, he booted 35 kicks for a 33.5-yard average. He collected 63 total tackles on defense during his senior season.
Assisting in the search were:
- An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
- A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Gulfport
- The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manowar
- Mississippi Department of Marine Resources