Baton Rouge authorities pull body from Mississippi River
Jul. 26, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Maritime Response Team has pulled a body from the Mississippi River.
The sheriff's office said Wednesday that the body was found about 12:15 p.m. in the water after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was working about four miles south of the Interstate-10 bridge, notified them around 9:20 a.m. of a possible body in the water.
WAFB-TV reports officials have not provided any information regarding the individual's identity.
Early reports indicate that the body was trapped under a boat. An extensive recovery effort took several hours to complete.
No other details were immediately available.