Pierre Part man dies Monday night in Belle River boating accident

Accident occurred when vessel struck pier in Assumption Parish, LDWF says

A 31-year-old Pierre Part man died Monday evening on Belle River when his 16-foot aluminum boat apparently struck a pier and ejected him from the vessel, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Aaron Vickrey died in the single-vessel incident, which was reported to authorities around 9 p.m. Witnesses were able to recover Vickrey’s body from the water and called 911 for assistance, the release states.

But paramedics were unable to revive him at the scene, and his body was turned over to the Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death, according to the release.

Vickrey was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident, the release states.