Authorities Recover Body of St. Landry Parish Man from Bayou Marron

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.

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