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Central man's body found in Bayou Pigeon

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PIGEON - Search and rescue personnel from four differentn agencies along with volunteers located the body of a Central man Dec. 22 in Bayou Pigeon in Iberia Parish.

Rescue personnel from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office and the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office along with countless volunteers found the body of Brent J. LeBlanc, 37, around 8:30 a.m.

Rescuers received a call around 4 p.m. on Dec. 21 about a surface drive vessel floating in Bayou Pigeon about a mile southwest from the Bayou Pigeon landing.

LDWF agents and Sheriff Office deputies searched into the night until severe weather made them call off the search. They resumed the search at first light in the morning.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating crash incident. It is unknown at this time how LeBlanc got ejected from the vessel.

Investigators do not suspect alcohol was a factor at this time.

LeBlanc was found without a personal flotation device.

LeBlanc's body was turned over to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office for an autopsy.