LDWF Agents Investigating Boating Fatality in Lower St. Martin Parish

Published 2:01 pm Monday, February 14, 2022

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division is investigating a single vessel fatality that occurred on Feb. 13 in Lower St. Martin Parish.

The body of Hebert Crappell, 80, of Stephensville, was recovered from Bayou Milhomme around 4 p.m. on Feb. 13.

LDWF agents were notified about a capsized vessel operated by Crappell in Bayou Milhomme around 1 p.m. on Feb. 13.  Agents learned that Crappell went underwater and did not resurface when the boat capsized.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.  It is unknown at this time what caused the boat to capsize.  Crappell’s body was recovered without wearing a personal flotation device.