Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit recovers missing fisherman’s body

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The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit recovered the body of a New Iberia fisherman who went missing on November 7 after failing to return from a fishing trip near Marsh Island.

Robert Thibodeaux Sr.’s body was spotted by a local fisherman who notified the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office. Thibodeaux’s family members identified his body.

Thibodeaux’s boat was overturned near Cypremort Point and Marsh Island, but he wasn’t with it.

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and the United States Coast Guard conducted an extensive search.

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