Posted: Aug 13, 2010 6:16 AM by Sharlee Barriere
PORT VINCENT, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say
a bricklayer who took a break from his construction job to swim
across the Amite River on a bet drowned.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala identified the victim as 30-year-old
Jory Golman of Amite, a member of a bricklaying crew working at a
home in Port Vincent in Livingston Parish.
Bacala said that deputies were told that while on
lunch break, Golman and another worker, who was identified as his
cousin, made a bet as to which one of them could swim across the
Amite River and back the fastest.
Deputies say Golman and his cousin then dove into the river and
as they approached the Ascension Parish bank, Golman went under.
Bacala said deputies recovered Golman's body about three hours