Body recovered from Slidell-area bayou after fisherman in kayak reported missing

The body of a missing 28-year-old fisherman who took a kayak onto the Doubloon Bayou was...
The body of a missing 28-year-old fisherman who took a kayak onto the Doubloon Bayou was recovered late Tuesday night (Aug. 9) by searchers from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.(Google Maps)
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 11:03 AM CDT
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SLIDELL, La. (WVUE) - The body of a missing fisherman who never returned after taking a kayak out on the Doubloon Bayou was recovered late Tuesday night by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office search team.

The 28-year-old man, identified as David Anderson of Slidell, was last seen fishing around 5:30 p.m. and was reported missing by his father who spotted his overturned kayak on the bayou behind his house around 10 p.m., authorities said. The STPSO’s Marine Division search crew recovered the victim’s body from the water shortly before 11:30 p.m.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s office determined Anderson died of asphyxia due to drowning. The manner of death was deemed accidental.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating the angler’s death.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith said, “My condolences go out to this family. Let this unfortunate event serve as a reminder to everyone to please wear life vests at all times when on the water.”

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