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Man dies at boat launch, sheriff reports

6 years 7 months 1 day ago Thursday, March 03 2016 Mar 3, 2016 March 03, 2016 4:30 PM March 03, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

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.


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