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Missing boater's body recovered from Lake Ponchartrain

Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-07 14:54:51-05

The body of a boater reported missing was pulled from Lake Ponchartrain today, the Coast Guard says.

The Coast Guard suspended its search at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for the boater, who went missing Saturday evening after the boat in which they were riding struck the Highway 11 drawbridge.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans [] received a notification from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's []office stating they had recovered the missing person who was reportedly unresponsive.

At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call stating a pleasure craft with five people aboard collided with the drawbridge and one of the occupants was ejected from the vessel.

The other four people were taken to a University Medical Center New Orleans by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for further medical care.