The body of a Baton Rouge man missing after a May 2 fatal accident near South Pass was recovered Saturday morning, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The body of Donald Tabb, 85, was recovered around 10:30 a.m. near Southwest Pass, more than 10 miles from where he was reported missing after Wednesday’s accident, the release states.
Tabb and John Frey, 86, of Magnolia, Texas, died after the 27-foot vessel they were in capsized around 7 about a half mile from South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the release.
A survivor on the boat was able to retrieve Frey and get him to shore, where he was unresponsive and later pronounced dead by a medical examiner on the scene. Tabb went under water in the accident and never resurfaced.
Frey and Tabb’s bodies were turned over the Plaquemines Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident. None of the men were wearing a personal flotation device at the time of the incident, and it is unknown at this time what caused the vessel to capsize, according to the release.