Authorities Recover Body of Missing Boater in Terrebonne Parish

Release Date: 08/01/2019

Search and rescue crews recovered the body of the missing boater in Terrebonne Parish this morning, Aug. 1.

The body of Roy Lebouef, 69, of Montegut, was recovered around 6:30 a.m. in the vicinity of where he fell overboard from his vessel the day before.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard were notified around 1 p.m. on July 31 about an unmanned 16-foot vessel in Bayou Terrebonne just south of Bush Canal.  The search crews responded immediately to the area to look for Lebouef.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.  It is unknown at this time how Lebouef fell overboard.  His body was found without a personal flotation device and was turned over to the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office to determine and official cause of death.