Body of Missing Boater Found and Recovered from False River

Published 12:52 pm Sunday, May 22, 2022

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The body of a Baton Rouge man was recovered from False River this morning, May 22.  Search and rescue crews recovered the body of Kenneth St. Romain around 8:40 a.m.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating the two vessel collision that resulted in two fatalities that occurred on May 20 in False River.  The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on May 20 and it involved a near head on collision between a 20-foot vessel and a bass boat.

The body of the operator of the 20-foot vessel, Shea Mouton, 31, of Fordoche, was recovered from False River following the incident.  Search and rescue crews searched for St. Romain, who was the operator of the bass boat, until he was recovered this morning, May 22.

A passenger of the 20-foot vessel and a passenger of the bass boat were both ejected into the water and were picked up by a good Samaritan.  They were both treated for minor injuries.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.  It is unknown what caused the vessels to collide at this point.  The bodies of Mouton and St. Romain were turned over to the Pointe Coupee Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.