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Authorities identify boater found dead near Basin Bridge Thursday

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 08 2018 Jun 8, 2018 June 08, 2018 5:13 PM June 08, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
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BUTTE LA ROSE - Louisiana authorities say a 46-year-old man has died in a boating accident near the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Thursday.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a witness reported that Robert Julien Jr. of Opelousas fell while trying to load his personal watercraft onto a trailer near the Butte La Rose boat launch, and never resurfaced.
Department spokesman Adam Einck said in a news release Friday that Julien was reported missing about 5 p.m. Thursday, and his body was pulled from the water about 30 minutes later, without a life jacket.
He says the St. Martin Parish Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death.

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