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Body of missing boater found in Bayou Amy

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Search crews recovered the body of a St. Martinville man from Bayou Amy this morning in St. Martin Parish, a spokesman for Wildlife and Fisheries says.

Enforcement agents along with deputies from the St. Martin and Iberia Parish Sheriff’s offices recovered the body of Richard Pellerin, 54, from Bayou Amy around 8 a.m., the spokesman says.

LDWF agents and sheriff office deputies were alerted around 12:30 p.m. on Monday about a capsized vessel found in Bayou Amy.  Agents and deputies learned the vessel was being operated by Pellerin and began searching for him.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.  It is unknown at this time what caused the vessel to capsize, the spokesman says.  Pellerin’s body was turned over to the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office.  Upon recovery there was no personal flotation device found on Pellerin’s body, the spokesman says.

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