Posted: Jun 23, 2010 4:52 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 23, 2010 4:54 PM
MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries says an 18-year-old's body has been found, three days
after she and a 39-year-old man drowned in Lake Palourde
(puh-LOORD'), near Morgan City.
Department spokesman Adam Einck says Theresa Hidalgo's body was
found Wednesday near the west shore of the lake. The body of
Michael St. Amant of Donaldsonville was found Monday.
Andrea St. Amant told investigators her husband jumped into the
lake Sunday afternoon to try to save Hidalgo, who had fallen out of
their boat without a life vest. She says her husband slipped out of
his unbuckled life jacket, and she did not have cell phone service
and did not know how to run her husband's 16-foot bass boat.
She said she flagged down some people who called 911 from an
area of the lake with cell phone service.
One person is still missing after a boating accident on Lake Palourde in Morgan City.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries along with assistance from St. Mary Sheriff's Department are searching for 18 year old Theresa Hidalgo.
Meanwhile, the body of 39 year-old Micheal St. Amant from Donaldsonville was found in the water this morning.
St. Amant's wife called 911 yesterday to report the pair missing.
She was on the boat and said her husband and Hidalgo had gone overboard.
It's unknown why the two went into the lake; neither was wearing a life jacket.
The search started yesterday and the family has been at the water's edge watching officials comb the water.
St. Mary Sheriff, David Naquin, said the water is very shallow and in the mid 80's.
He explained that a body would not be able to stay under the water for long because of decomposition.
Naquin said the missing women is presumed dead
The search will resume tomorrow morning at day break