Body of missing boater recovered from Lake Salvador

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JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (WDSU)

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents said search and rescue crews have found the body of a missing boater in Lake Salvador Tuesday.

Agents said the body of 22-year-old Charles Moton, of Marrero, was recovered around 10:45 a.m. near where he entered the water.

Witnesses told agents Moton was on a boat when he entered the water and didn’t resurface around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses said Moton had a personal flotation device on when he was on the boat, but it came off when he entered the water.

LDWF agents continue to investigate this boating incident.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office also participated in the search.

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