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Search continues for missing BR firefighter

2 years ago February 04, 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04 2013 Monday, February 04, 2013 7:17:37 AM EST in News

ST. MARTINVILLE - Crews are still searching for a Baton Rouge fireman who apparently fell into the water last week while trying to get his boat onto its trailer.

State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says the search for 28-year-old Jacob P. Lewis of Walker won't stop.

Wildlife agents, volunteer firefighters and emergency responders from St. Martin, Assumption and East Baton Rouge have been searching around the Belle River boat launch where he was last seen.

Lewis' wife told investigators he had backed their truck down toward their boat and got out to hitch it up. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says she got out and saw Lewis trying to swim to the drifting boat after realizing the boat hadn't hit the trailer.

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