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UPDATE: Napoleonville Man Drowns While Attempting To Retrieve Boat

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(St. Martinville, LA.)-This afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m., Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a drowning off of Levee Road in Belle River, LA.

Upon arrival, Deputies learned that a male subject, who was identified as Darrow James Leonard, 43, Napoleonville, LA., was attempting to pull his boat out of Belle River when the boat drifted back out into the waterway. He attempted to retrieve the boat, however, for unknown reasons he went underwater and did not resurface. At approximately 4:15 p.m, Deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and Belle River Fire and Rescue, recovered his body.

Thank you to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, Belle River Fire and Rescue, and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries for their assistance this afternoon.

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