Green Guide

Body of Pontchatoula man recovered from New Orleans lake

Posted September 16

— The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a man from Lake Pontchartrain.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in a news release, said the body of 67-year-old George A. charrier, of Pontchatoula, was pulled from the lake about 2:15 p.m. Friday.

Charrier's body was found about nine miles from the north shore of Mandeville. His 14-foot vessel was found partially submerged between the bridge spans.

It is unknown what caused Charrier to enter the water or how long he was in the water. His body was turned over to the parish coroner's office to determine a cause of death.

State agents believe the incident may be weather related as a thunderstorm kicked up in the area where Charrier was fishing.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all