Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal single vessel incident in St. Tammany Parish.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of George A. Charrier, 67, of Pontchatoula, around 2:15 p.m. from Lake Pontchartrain.
Charrier's body was found about nine miles from the north shore of Mandeville and about 60 yards east of the Causeway Bridge at mile marker 13.1. Charrier's 14 foot vessel was found partially submerged between the bridge spands.
It is unknown at this time what caused Charrier to enter the water or how long he was in the water. LDWF agents believe the incident may be weather related as a thunderstorm kicked up in the area where Charrier was fishing.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident. Charrier was found with a personal flotation device on his body though it was not properly fastened or secured. His body was turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office to determine a cause of death.