LDWF agents investigating fatal boating incident in Livingston Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred on May 7 in Livingston Parish.

The body of Patrick Jones, 57, of Port Vincent, was recovered from Colyell Bay around 8 p.m. on May 7. His body was turned over to the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.

Agents were notified around 7:45 p.m. on May 7 by Good Samaritans about an unoccupied 16-foot vessel that ran aground against the bank of Colyell Bay. The vessel’s engine was still running and the throttle was still in the forward position. The Good Samaritans found Jones’ body in Colyell Bay in the same vicinity as the unoccupied vessel.

The LDWF Enforcement Division will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident. It is unknown at this time what caused Jones to be ejected from the vessel. His body was recovered without wearing a personal flotation device.