Body of missing New Iberia fisherman recovered


The body of a missing fisherman from New Iberia has been recovered.

 According to Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Major Wendell Raborn, Leonard Norbert Jr., 58, of New Iberia was recovered Saturday night.

Major Raborn says the Sheriff’s Office was notified earlier that a participant in a fishing tournament had not checked-in.

The missing fisherman’s boat was located in the area of Mud Cove in the Atchafalaya Basin.  

Major Raborn explains the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Wildlife and Fisheries, and the victim’s friends continued to search for the missing fisherman identified as Leonard Norbert. 

Major Raborn notes that the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

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