May 17, 2014 7:51 PM by Cecilia Stevenson

Vermilion Parish farmer dies in crawfish pond

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office, a Kaplan man has lost his life today following a farm accident. The incident took place in a crawfish pond located off Meridian Line Road south of Kaplan.

Vermilion Parish officials say the discovery happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, after another farmer located the victim. Preliminary reports state the unidentified farmer was attempting to cross a steep embankment when the tractor he was operating flipped and pinned him underneath.

The farmer has not yet been identified pending notification to next of kin. This the fatality remains under investigation of Vermilion Parish deputies.



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