According to the operator, Freddie Richardson (51) of Baton Rouge was a passenger in a 19-foot fiberglass boat when they went over a wake causing their vessel to violently turn to the right. Richardson was ejected into the water without wearing a personal flotation device. His body was recovered around 6:00 pm and turned over to the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident. LDWF, the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Livingston Parish Fire Department participated in the search.