On Monday, search and rescue crews from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a St. Landry Parish man from Bayou Marron.
Crews were notified around 3 p.m. of a missing canoer in Bayou Marron. Authorities say around 5:45 p.m. they found the body of 58 year old Lawrence Fontenot.
According to the other canoer with Fontenot, the two men were frogging from a canoe, in the vicinity of Chatagnier, when the canoe capsized. The survivor was able to make his way to the shore and call for help.
Neither man was wearing a personal flotation device when they entered the water. LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.