The Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office and the Calcasieu Parish Dive Team have recovered a body after a person drove their car into the Calcaiseu Ship Channel last night, according to KPLC.
Deputies received a call about a reckless driver near Hackberry. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop.
A chase ensued and reached the Cameron Ferry shortly before 7 p.m. The driver drove through two barricades and into the ship channel.
Sheriff Ron Johnson said the incident is being investigated as an apparent suicide. The body had a gunshot wound and a revolver was found in the car, said Sheriff Johnson.
The vehicle has not yet been recovered.
The sheriff says the body recovered is that of a 49-year-old man from South Daytona, Florida.
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