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Jun 21, 2010 7:19 PM by Melissa Hawkes

UPDATE-The Search for Missing Women in Lake Palourde

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

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