POINTE COUPEE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Two people were killed in a boating accident on False River on Friday night, according to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Rene’ Thibodeaux says that two bass boats collided almost head-on at 10 p.m. on Friday. Neighbors living on the river heard a loud noise, brought their boats out, and were able to rescue two people. They were sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Thibodeaux says that Shea Mouton was killed in the crash and 41-year-old Kenneth St. Romain was still missing until his body was found at around 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said Mouton was driving the boat when it crashed. St. Romain was identified as a dentist from Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), along with multiple deputies from different sheriff’s offices, went out with their helicopters, sonars, and boats. The first search effort concluded at 4 a.m.