Man dies at boat launch, sheriff reports
RAMAH - A man died after a medical emergency at a boat launch in Iberville Parish, the sheriff's office said Thursday.
The unidentified man went to retrieve something that fell off a boat and never resurfaced. Investigators believe he had a medical condition that lead to his death in the water. They described the deceased as a good swimmer.
A friend of the man jumped in to find him and bring him to shore, but was not able to revive him, authorities said.
Shreff Brett Stassi said the man was a Vietnam veteran.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
As renovations continue, Lincoln Theater doors expected to reopen early next year
WBRZ goes inside BRG ICU as they face fourth surge and staff...
Grieving mother opens restaurant in murdered teen's honor
Person killed in reported tubing accident on Amite River
Three different families sue EBR school system, claiming district turned blind eye...