EBRSO Marine Search and Rescue Discover Body of Missing Boater

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Marine Search and Rescue Division discovered the body of the missing Port Allen boater this afternoon approximately 3/4 of a mile north of the East Baton Rouge/Ibberville Parish line in the Mississippi River during an active search.

 

Deputies were patrolling the River Friday afternoon when they observed a man in a canoe headed east on the river. Deputies made contact with the man informing him of the dangers of a small vessel in the water. Deputies observed the man make his way back toward the shore.

 

On Saturday deputies received word from the Coast Guard that a boater had been reported missing. Kevin Guy, 46, of Port Allen was reportedly last seen canoeing in the Mississippi River Friday. The MSR began proactively searching the River. This afternoon, deputies discovered the body which has been identified as Guy. The EBR Coroner will determine the cause of death.