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Body found one week after deputies spotted empty boat in Lake Pontchartrain

1 year 5 months 2 days ago Monday, January 16 2023 Jan 16, 2023 January 16, 2023 8:15 PM January 16, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

MANDEVILLE - A man was found dead in Lake Pontchartrain just over a week after his boat was discovered floating beneath the Causeway Bridge.

The Causeway Police Department first spotted the empty boat around 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8.

The owner of the boat told deputies a friend, 44-year-old Billy Coile of Mandeville, had borrowed the boat to go fishing a day earlier, and Coile's pickup truck was found parked at a harbor in Mandeville that weekend. 

On Monday, deputies said Coile's body was found a little less than a mile offshore near Green Point.

The coroner's office will perform an autopsy to determine his cause of death. 

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