Vieux Fort police are investigating the suspected drowning of a 51 year old resident of West Hall Group, Vieux-Fort.
According to law enforcement officials, the body of Allan Dominique was recovered Wednesday morning.
Police say on Tuesday about 5:00 p.m., they received a report that Dominique had jumped into the Barcaderre River to retrieve a pan and encountered difficulty.
Eyewitnesses said he went under the water and did not resurface.
Divers tried unsuccessfully to find him and when a search resumed Wednesday, Dominique’s body was retrieved, police say.
Headline photo caption: Marine Police vessel on patrol (File photo)