LDWF investigating fatal boating accident in St. Tammany Parish

Published 3:42 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a single vessel fatality in St. Tammany Parish that occurred on Aug. 9.

The body of David Anderson, 28, of Slidell, was recovered from Doubloon Bayou near Slidell around 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Agents learned that Anderson went kayaking alone in Doubloon Bayou around 5:30 p.m.  At approximately 10 p.m. Anderson’s father found his kayak flipped over and notified authorities.

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LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating fataility.  It is unknown at this time what caused Anderson to flip his kayak.  LDWF agents and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies participated in the search.

Anderson’s body was turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.  His body was recovered without wearing a personal flotation device.

Anderson is the 20th boating fatality this year in Louisiana. In 2021, Louisiana had 27 boating fatalities.