Aug 15, 2010 3:47 PM by Chris Welty
WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz
says one of a dozen people getting a barge ride as part of a new
festival pointed out a body in Bayou Courtableau.
The Daily World reports that an autopsy will be performed to
learn what caused the death of 25-year-old Andrus Rideau of
Washington. Rideau had last been seen on Tuesday, and his family
had reported him missing to the Washington Police Department.
Guidroz says he was giving barge rides on the bayou Saturday as
part of the Geno Delafose Fishing Rodeo and Concert at the
Washington Festival Grounds. He says he was about a mile downstream
from the festival grounds when someone noticed the body.
He says he took the passengers - including nine children - to
the festival boat landing, then led a search and rescue crew to
retrieve the body.