Elderly Louisiana man dies in boating incident

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TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – 78-year-old Charles J. Leblanc, of Houma was found in a canal near Houma on December 4.

Leblanc’s body was discovered by a tug boat crew on the Houma Navigational Canal.

Along with finding Leblanc, the crew saw a “an unmanned 15-foot vessel doing circles in the water,” according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The elderly man was found at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Investigators have yet to determine how Leblanc ended up in the water.

Leblanc’s “body was recovered with a manual inflatable personal flotation device that was not inflated,” according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The cause of death in this case is forthcoming.

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