The body of 52-year-old Larry Allen of Pearl, Mississippi, was discovered beneath a collapsed pier. Allen was a passenger in a boat that crashed into the pier shortly after midnight Saturday.
The driver of the boat, 50-year-old Bruce Pickle of Ferriday, was killed in the accident and his body was recovered just after midnight on Saturday.
Allen's body was discovered about 11:30 a.m. today.
LDWF agents responded to a boating incident on Lake St. John around 12:15 a.m. on Saturday. Pickle, 50, of Ferriday, was found in the water by some onlookers after they witnessed him crash into a pier on Lake St. John with his bass boat. Pickle was ejected from the boat and was recovered by the witnesses who attempted CPR on him before authorities arrived.
Later on the morning of June 16, LDWF agents received a call about the possibility of Allen being a passenger with Pickle at the time of the wreck.
LDWF agents along with the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office immediately began searching for Allen. Searchers had to remove the collapsed pier in order to get to Allen who was trapped underneath the wreckage.
Both Pickle and Allen were transferred to the Concordia Parish Coroner's Office. LDWF agents did pull a blood sample from each man as standard procedure for a toxicology report, but do not suspect alcohol or drugs played a role in this incident at this time.
Neither man was wearing a personal flotation device. The causes of death are unknown at this time.