LDWF Agents Investigating Fatal Boating Incident in Tangipahoa Parish

Release Date: 06/02/2019

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred in Tangipahoa Parish on June 1.

The body of Freddie Richardson, 51, of Baton Rouge, was recovered from the Tickfaw River around 6 p.m.

According to the operator, Richardson was a passenger in a 19-foot fiberglass boat when they went over a wake causing their vessel to violently turn to the right.  Richardson was ejected into the water without wearing a personal flotation device.

His body was turned over to the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.  LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.

LDWF, the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Livingston Parish Fire Department participated in the search.