EBRSO Marine Search and Rescue discovers body of missing boater
POSTED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:04pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:08pm
Port Allen, LA (NBC33) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Marine Search and Rescue Division found the body of a missing Port Allen boater Wednesday afternoon in the Mississippi River about 3/4 of a mile north of the East Baton Rouge and Ibberville Parish line.
Deputies were patrolling the River Friday afternoon when they saw a man canoeing on the river.
Officers warned the man about the dangers of being in a small boat in the water. Police say they saw the man make his way back toward the shore.
On Saturday the Coast Guard notified police that a boater had been reported missing.
Kevin Guy, 46, of Port Allen, was last seen canoeing in the Missisisippi River Friday.
The MSR searched the River, and deputies discovered Guy’s body on Wednesday afternoon.
The EBR Coroner will determine the cause of death.