A 45-year-old man drowned while fishing Thursday night from the bank of a water body, Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal reported.

Ackal said the drowning occurred at 7:25 p.m. about 6 miles south of Lake Fausse Pointe.

The sheriff, in a news release issued late Thursday night, said deputies determined that an earlier report from a witness that the man had been dragged underwater by an alligator was not what happened. Although deputies are continuing the investigation, no foul play is expected, Ackal said.