Lake Ponchartrain fishing trip ends with father and son dead

Don Ames
November 18, 2018 - 11:38 am
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A father and son were found dead in Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after taking their boat onto the lake to go fishing.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents, NOPD officers and the US Coast Guard were dispatched to search the lake after their unmanned boat was found Saturday afternoon.

87-year-old Levi Slaughter Jr. and 62-year-old Levi Slaughter III left to go fishing around 8 o'clock that morning.

First responders found their bodies near the unmanned vessel around 8:15 p.m.

A statement from the LDWF said "It is unknown at this time what caused the men to enter the water."

Neither of them were wearing life vests when they were found. Their deaths are under investigation.

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