- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A woman was rescued but a man’s body was recovered after a capsized boat was found near Willow Lake in the Lake Charles area, the U.S. Coast Guard and state wildlife officials said Tuesday.

A Coast Guard news release said the boat was found Monday evening.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday that Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled 45-year-old Louis Kibodeaux’s body from the Intracoastal Waterway near the lake about 10:30 p.m. Monday. His body was turned over to the Cameron Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.

The news release said a vessel discovered the capsized boat and rescued a 26-year-old woman who was taken to a Lake Charles hospital where she’s listed in critical condition.

Investigators said the boat appears to have had a head-on collision with an unknown object, ejecting Kibodeaux and the woman into the water. Neither person was wearing a life vest at the time of impact.


This story has been corrected to show Kibodeaux’s age as 45 instead of 42.

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