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09/09/2019

Marine Report- September 9, 2019

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith advises that over the last 7-day reporting period, the Marine Section of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the following incident:

 

Assistance: August 31, 2019, at 1:01 pm, Grand Lake (Poggy Boat Chute), New Iberia, La.

Deputies with the Marine Section were contacted by Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office to transport two detectives from IPSO to the Grand Lake area known as Poggy Boat Chute in New Iberia in reference to a camp burglary.

 

Assistance: August 31, 2019, at 5:31 pm, Stephensville, La.

Deputies with the Marine Section were contacted by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist in the recovery of a drowned victim in the Stephensville, La. area. The victim was recovered by the SMPSO Marine Division and turned over to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

Assistance: September 3, 2019, at 4:15 pm, Flat Lake, Stephensville, La.

Deputies with Marine Section along with narcotic detectives were contacted by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist in locating a subject in the Flat Lake area in Stephensville, La. The subject returned to the boat launch in Stephensville under his own accord and was unharmed. He was checked by Acadian Ambulance and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

Search/Recovery Mission: September 6, 2019, at 5:00 am, 1204 Youngs Rd., Morgan City, La.

Deputies with the Marine Section were contacted by dispatch in reference to a male subject falling overboard and not resurfacing at a local business located at 1204 Youngs Rd. in Morgan City.

SMPSO Marine deputies launched the SMPSO Marine Vessel and responded to the location. Upon arrival, marine deputies pulled up to the vessel and made contact with the captain who stated that a male subject fell overboard and did not resurface. SMPSO Marine deputies recovered the body and the investigation was turned over to the United States Coast Guard.

 

Stranded Vessel:  September 7, 2019, at 730 pm, Baldwin Canal, Baldwin, La. 

Deputies with the Marine Section were contacted by dispatch in reference to a vessel that had run aground on a mudflat in the Baldwin Canal. Deputies were advised by the complainant that there were four people on board the vessel just past the Intracoastal Waterway in the Baldwin Canal.

SMPSO Marine deputies launched the SMPSO Marine Patrol Vessel and responded to the location. Upon arrival, they observed the vessel sitting on a mudflat. Deputies were able to pull up to the vessel and make contact with the subjects. Deputies tossed a towline to the vessel and after the line was secured to both vessels, they pulled the stranded vessel free from the mudflat.

 

 

Contact Information:

Public Information Officer

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

985-384-1622

pio@stmaryso.com

http://www.stmaryso.com/      

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