The body of a 54-year-old man was pulled from Bayou Amy in St. Martin Parish  Tuesday morning, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

Richard Pellerin, of St. Martinville, was discovered around 8 a.m., authorities said. They had been alerted around 12:30 p.m. Monday of a capsized vessel adrift in the bayou.

The cause of the capsize is unknown, and no flotation device was discovered on Pellerin’s body.

An investigation is underway.  

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