Search and Rescue Crews Find Body of Missing Boater in Mississippi River

Published 9:32 am Monday, June 13, 2022

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division along with other search and rescue crews recovered the body of a missing boater in the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish on June 11.

The body of Howard Brown, 54, of Baton Rouge, was recovered around 10:30 a.m. on June 11 in the Mississippi River.

LDWF agents received a call around 5 p.m. on June 8 about a missing boater in the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge.  LDWF agents along with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard immediately responded to the scene and searched for the missing boater.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.  It is unknown at this time what caused Brown’s 16-foot-vessel to sink.