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Body found in river identified as missing crewman

Jayme Swaford (Family Photo) Jayme Swaford (Family Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A body found in the river near Carrollton Ave. is the missing crewman who drowned late in December.

Jayme Swafford was on a work boat near Luling with two other crewmen when their 24-foot boat capsized, according to family members.

Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels were able to rescue two of the men, but gave up the search for Swafford after a few days.

His family members say he was identified thanks to a tattoo spotted on the body.

They say they're eternally grateful for the tugboat operator who spotted the body earlier this week.

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