Body of Church Point man recovered from Bayou Tigre boating crash

Vermilion Parish

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) — The body of a Church Point man has been recovered after a fatal boating crash in Vermilion Parish on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Chance R. Cormier, 22, of Church Point, was recovered from Bayou Tigre around 8:30 p.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

LDWF agents were alerted about a boating incident around 5 p.m. regarding a man who fell off a personal watercraft.  Agents responding to the scene and learned from a witness that Cormier was operating the boat by himself and observed him falling off and then disappearing into the water.

The LDWF Enforcement Division will be leading the investigation for this fatal boating incident.  The body was turned over to the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death. Cormier was recovered without a personal flotation device.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the local volunteer Fire Department also participated in the search and recovery of Cormier’s body.

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