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Body pulled from river in Garyville

GARYVILLE — The United States Coast Guard is investigating the death of a man who was pulled from the Mississippi River Thursday night.

According to authorities, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a docking area on the Mississippi River in Garyville at 8:54 p.m. for the report of a person that fell from a vessel in the river.

“Crewmembers of a river vessel rescued the unconscious man and began CPR until EMS arrived,” a press release stated. “Efforts by EMS to revive the man were not successful, and the coroner pronounced him dead on the scene.”

According to the release, the supervisor of the deceased told deputies he heard the “man overboard” siren activated when crewmembers from another vessel saw the subject in the river. The supervisor said no one on his vessel witnessed the man fall in the water.

The deceased’s name is being withheld pending notification.

As of press time Friday morning, no other information was available.

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