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Woman's body found after being struck by boat in Lake Pontchartrain

5 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago Friday, July 05 2019 Jul 5, 2019 July 05, 2019 9:40 AM July 05, 2019 in News
Source: WWL

SLIDELL - The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered a woman's body in Lake Ponchartrain along the Northshore she was reportedly hit by a boat while swimming Thursday evening.

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say the woman was swimming near a beach in Slidell when the boat struck her. The beach has been closed off by police.

WWL reports the Coast Guard, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office are all assisting in the search.

The boat's driver has been interviewed by authorities, and it's believed it was an accident. No charges have been filed at this time.

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