Missing firefighter found dead in partially submerged vehicle

Missing firefighter found dead in partially submerged vehicle

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The body of a missing Metairie man was found inside of a vehicle and partially submerged in a canal.

David Yeomans, 33, was last seen late Sunday or early Monday morning at a business in the 5300 block of Veterans Blvd. He was reported missing around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Yeomans was a Jefferson Parish fireman with Fire Station 15.

His body was discovered Friday morning in a canal at West Esplanade Avenue and Hessmer Avenue.

Officers first received reports of a vehicle in the canal around 7:30 a.m. Crews arriving on the scene found a 2005 Toyota Tacoma partially submerged in the canal at the intersection.

The incident is being investigated as a traffic fatality.

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