A 65-year-old man died at a local hospital after his car went into Lake Pontchartrain at the Bonnabel Boat Launch on Saturday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich identified the victim as Anteal Jackson Jr., of New Orleans.
JPSO Lt. Jason Rivarde said the Jackson's car was completely submerged for several minutes while people in the area unsuccessfully attempted to rescue him.
The Eastbank Consolidated Fire Department was able to pull the vehicle from the water and get Jackson out of the car once they arrived. Jackson was alive at the time of extraction, but was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Rivarde said the cause of the accident and Jackson's cause of death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.