Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents and Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office deputies recovered the body of a Jonesville man following a single fatal boating incident today, July 13, in Catahoula Parish.
Agents and deputies recovered the body of Howard R. Ivey, 56, around 12:45 p.m. from the bank of Little River after his 16 foot vessel ran aground ejecting Ivey out of the vessel.
Ivey appeared to be traveling northbound on Black River and turned east into Little River when he ran aground on the northern shore in the mouth of Little River. Ivey was ejected from the vessel landing partially in the water and on the bank suffering severe injuries.
Ivey was pronounced dead on the scene and his body was turned over to the Catahoula Parish Coroner's Office to determine an official cause of death.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.