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Body of crew member recovered Wednesday from Gulf identified

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 15:16:17-04

The body recovered from the Gulf following Tuesday's capsizing of a Seacor Power lift boat has been identified.

According to, sources with knowledge of the investigation have identified the man as a 63-year-old captain named David Ledet.

Ledet, of Thibodaux, appears to have drowned, according to Lafourche Parish's coroner, Dr. John King.

A woman, who identified herself as Ledet's cousin, wrote on Facebook that the family learned last night that his body was recovered on Wednesday.

That post has since been removed.

A total of 19 crew members were on board the Seacor Power lift boat when it capsized during severe weather on Tuesday after departing from Port Fourchon.

On Wednesday, the coast guard said that six people had been rescued from the vessel and that one body had been recovered from the waters surrounding the area.

12 crew members remain missing and divers have been brought to the area to begin searching. On Thursday, the Coast Guard told families gathered at the Port that it appears that all of the missing men are still on board the boat.

Four men from the Acadiana area were on board the ship at the time of the capsizing. Read more: Families confirm 4 Acadiana men on board capsized boat

The National Transportation and Safety Board says that they have been called in to help with determining a cause for the capsizing.

A spokesperson with the NTSB says that the Coast Guard is continuing to head the investigation.

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