MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say a 24-year-old man died after falling out of a boat while baiting a trotline.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Lucas Marcantel of the LeBleu Settlement community near Lake Charles went overboard Monday evening on the east fork of the Calcasieu (KAL-kuh-shoo) River. His body was found about 10 p.m.
The department news release Tuesday said Marcantel was not wearing a life jacket.
The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office says an autopsy is planned.
The other person in the 15-foot aluminum boat told investigators he and Marcantel were baiting a trotline when Marcentel fell out and never resurfaced.
A trotline is a heavy line holding numerous smaller lines with hooks, set out underwater across a waterway.