LDWF Investigating Fatal Boating Incident in Vermilion Parish

Release Date: 05/21/2018

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred on May 19 in Vermilion Parish.

LDWF agents recovered the body of Arnold "Pete" Lege, 67, of Mouton Cove, around 5:40 p.m. from the Intracoastal Waterway at Intracoastal City on May 19.  His body was turned over the Vermilion Parish Corner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.

A good Samaritan found Lege’s unmanned 18 foot vessel around 7 a.m. on May 19 and alerted authorities.  LDWF was assisted by the Vermilion, Calcasieu, and Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Offices in the search for Lege’s body.

LDWF is the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.  At this time it is unknown what caused Lege to enter the water.  His body was found without a personal flotation device.