It happens several times every summer, and now a 29-year-old man from Metairie is the latest victim.
Last night, firefighters found the man's body in the lake near the London Canal. He drowned swimming with family and friends while they were out boating.
Now there plans for a safer swimming area.
And now the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has a vision when it plans to re-open the beach at the lake in 2016.