The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, LDWF, is investigating a boating fatality in Tangipahoa Parish.
Agents were notified about a boating fatality around 4:30 p.m. on July 23rd in Lake Pontchartrain.
The body of Hunter Prevost, 21, of Loranger, was recovered around 7 p.m.
According to the other passengers on the boat, Prevost fell off the front of a 25 foot vessel and was hit by the propeller.
During the investigation, agents learned the operator of the vessel, Lane Keenan, 22, of Folsom, was impaired and arrested him for operating or driving a vessel while impaired (DWI), vehicular homicide and reckless operation of a vessel.
Vehicular homicide brings a $2,000 to $15,000 fine and five to 30 years in prison. DWI brings a $300 to $1,000 fine and up to six month in jail. Reckless operation of a vessel carries up to a $200 fine and 90 days in jail.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident. Prevost’s body was turned over to the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office.