A body was recovered Thursday morning from South Pass Manchac in Tangipahoa Parish in what's being classified as a fatal boating incident, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Authorities said Edgar Ridgel Jr., 66, of Tickfaw, died in the incident.
A commercial crab fisherman spotted a vacant boat and alerted officials, who arrived around 7:45 a.m. to discover Ridgel about 30 feet from the boat.
LDWF is investigating the incident. It is currently unknown how Ridgel, who was not wearing a life jacket, was ejected from the boat, LDWF said.