Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents recovered the body of a Garyville man around 3 a.m. this morning, Sept. 12, from a waterway in St. John the Baptist Parish.
LDWF agents along with St. John the Baptist Sheriff Office deputies recovered the body of Nelson Trosclair, 54, from Mississippi Bayou and transported him to the Hope Canal boat launch. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the boat launch.
Agents learned that three men were frogging in Mississippi Bayou when they hit a submerged tree limb ejecting Trosclair from the 17 foot flat bottom vessel into the water. The two other men on the boat tried to retrieve Trosclair but were unsuccessful and called 911 for assistance.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident. Trosclair was recovered without a personal flotation device and his body was turned over to the New Orleans forensic center to determine a cause of death.