Opelousas man dead in tubing accident

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Authorities say a 34 yo Opelousas man drowned in a tubing accident at the Upper Amite in the Watson area of Livingston Parish.   

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says the man, identified as Ketni Thomas, swam upstream to assist a younger tuber in distress when he became exhausted and went under water.

According to Ard, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene just after 3 p.m.

No additional information was released.  An investigation is on going.

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