Body of missing boater recovered near Lafitte

Body of missing boater recovered near Lafitte
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in The Pen in Lafitte. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

LAFITTE, La. (WVUE) - The Coast Guard and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a missing boater in Lafitte Monday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 1:20 a.m. of an overdue vessel with one person aboard who was scheduled to return Sunday evening.

Kevin Lege, 55, was reported to be wearing beige pants and a green shirt.

The vessel, a green 16-foot bass boat, left from Cochiara Shipyard and Marina in The Pen Sunday evening.

The vessel was located Monday morning on the northwest bank of The Pen with no one aboard.

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