Baton Rouge man found dead following boat wreck in Tickfaw River
TANGIPAHOA PARISH- A Baton Rouge man was found dead following a boating accident near the mouth of Tickfaw River on Saturday.
Police identified the man to be 51-year-old Freddie Richardson, Richardson's body was discovered by officials around 6:00 p.m.
According to authorities, Richardson was a passenger in a 19-foot fiberglass boat when he and the driver of the boat went over a wave. Richardson was ejected into the water without wearing a personal flotation device.
The accident was reported around 5:00 p.m on Saturday.
Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, Livingston Fire Districts 2 and 9, and LA Wildlife and Fisheries all assisted with the search and rescue efforts.
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