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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.