St. Martin

Jun 27, 2013 2:06 PM by Tina Macias

Missing Butte La Rose man found in Atchafalaya

A St. Martin Parish man who went missing early Wednesday was found at 11:30 p.m. in the Atchafalaya River.

Forrest Collette of Butte Larose, 76, was the victim of an apparent drowning, says St. Martin Parish spokesperson Ginny Higgins.

Collette was found near his family home.

The family sent this email to KATC: "Pawpaw, Forrest Collette has been found granddaughter and son found him in Atchafalaya about 11:30am. He will be sadly missed. He loved the river and his ashes will be scattered there by his wife of 57 years and family."

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