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Boat hits pier, killing Pierre Part man, 31

Posted January 10

— State authorities say a 31-year-old Pierre Part man died after his boat hit a pier, throwing him into the Belle River in Assumption Parish.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says witnesses got Aaron Vickrey's body to shore, but rescue workers were unable to revive him.

Einck says the 16-foot aluminum boat crashed sometime before 9 p.m. Monday. He says the Assumption Parish Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death.

The body of a missing fisherman has been found in Lake Bistineau.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 37-year-old Kevin Phillips, of Elm Grove. Authorities say Phillips and 37-year-old Cassie Havard went fishing Monday night and never returned. The woman, who was found Tuesday clinging to a tree, says their boat capsized.


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