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Body of missing boater recovered from Atchafalaya River

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago November 03, 2015 Nov 3, 2015 Tuesday, November 03 2015 November 03, 2015 3:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: KATC-TV

BATON ROUGE - Search and rescue teams have recovered the body of a missing boater from the Atchafalaya River.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents and St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies Tuesday recovered the body of 56-year-old William K. Seal, of Butte La Rose, around 8 a.m. about two miles south of the Butte La Rose landing. 

Authorities had been searching for Seal since his boat was found unmanned around 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 1.

A friend of Seal's says the man was dropped off around 7 a.m. at the public landing on Oct. 31 for a day of fishing. His 15-foot vessel was found by a tugboat operator the next morning and reported to authorities.

Seal's body was turned over to the parish coroner's office to determine a cause of death.

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