Body of Missing St. Francisville Woman Recovered from the Mississippi River

Published 7:43 am Friday, June 2, 2023

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of the missing St. Francisville woman from the Mississippi River on June 1 in West Feliciana Parish.

Rachel Hann, 38, of St. Francisville, had been missing since being involved in a boating incident in the river at about 9 p.m. on May 30.

Hann was the passenger in a 16-foot aluminum vessel when the vessel hit a moving barge in the Mississippi River near St. Francisville.  Hann was ejected into the water and did not resurface.  The operator stayed in the boat and suffered severe injuries.  The operator was airlifted to a local trauma center for treatment of his injuries.

Hann’s body was recovered around 3 p.m. today, June 1, a couple of miles from where the incident took place.

LDWF enforcement agents will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.  Hann’s body was turned over to the West Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office. Neither occupant in the vessel was wearing a personal flotation device.