Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents recovered the bodies of two men from Bayou Teche in St. Martin Parish this afternoon, Sept. 15.
Agents recovered the bodies of Reese Hebert, 21, and Timothy Guidry, 20, both of Breaux Bridge, from Bayou Teche just south of Breaux Bridge.
Agents received a call around 1 p.m. about two men who were missing after not returning from a fishing trip the night before. Agents arrived on scene around 1:30 p.m. and found Hebert’s Body around 3:20 p.m. and found Guidry’s body around 5:30 p.m.
Agents learned that the two men went out fishing from a pirogue around 1 a.m. this morning, Sept. 15, about 100 yards south of a private fishing pier. After not returning from the fishing trip, the mother of one of the boys searched the bayou and found a partially sunken pirogue and alerted authorities.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident. The two men were found without wearing a personal flotation device. The bodies were turned over to the St. Martin Parish Coroner's Office to determine a cause of death.