Bodies of three men recovered from Lake Maurepas

JUNE 27 UPDATE

Wildlife & Fisheries reports they have now recovered all three bodies from Lake Maurepas.

The bodies of the 18-yr-old & 20-yr-old were found around 6:30pm near each other. Officials recovered the body of the 48-yr-old man around 9:45am on June 27th.

Although names of all three men have been published, the family has asked for the names not to be released yet and to please respect their privacy. It’s why Unfiltered with Kiran is choosing not to name the men at this time.

WLF agents now say they learned that the 18-yr-old was swimming when he became distressed. The 20-yr-old tried to rescue him but was also in distress. That’s when the 48-yr-old tried to rescue both young men, but was unsuccessful and the three men did not resurface.

The men were a father & son and their daughter/sister’s boyfriend.

ORIGINAL:

The Wildlife & Fisheries is currently searching for three missing men in Lake Maurepas, specifically at the mouth of the Blind River in Livingston Parish.

Officials say the men went missing around 4pm on Sunday, June 26th after they jumped off a pontoon boat and did not resurface.

The ages of the men are 18, 20 and 48. Wildlife & Fisheries officials added the men are not wearing life jackets.

Multiple other agencies are assisting WLF with the search: LPSO, APSO, Livingston Fire Districts 2 & 9, St. Amant Fire, State Fire Marshal, Cajun Navy 2016 and additional.

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