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One killed in sailboat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

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Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:28 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jul 25, 2014 9:28 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: rescue, water, emergency, Lake Pontchartrain, Trey Schmaltz

MADISONVILLE - One person died in a sailboat accident at the mouth of the Tchefuncte River in Lake Pontchartrain Friday evening.

A second person was thrown from boat and was rescued, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said.

WWL TV reported the boat flipped over. Deputies said they received a call about a boater in distress at about 5:30 p.m. The body of the unidentified person who was killed was found three hours later.

The TV station reported the deceased man was in his early 20s. The coroner's office will release the man's identity after family notifications have been completed.
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