UPDATE: Man found dead on tugboat died from natural causes
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- Officials say the man found dead on a boat on the Tombigbee waterway appears to be natural causes.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identified the man as 47-year-old Huey Freil of Dora, Alabama.
Freil was the captain of a southbound Tombigbee river tugboat.
The other crew members say Freil hadn’t been feeling well the last few days and planned to visit a doctor Tuesday.
Monday afternoon around 4 p.m. Freil had called up to the pilot on duty asking for an ambulance.
Once a medical team made it to the boat, they weren’t able to revive him.