Deputies recover body of missing fisherman

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be an accidental drowning. Officials say 30-year-old Tony Robert Deshotels was reported missing Friday afternoon when he didn't return from fishing on the bayou near his home in the Graywood area.

The sheriff's search and rescue team recovered Deshotels' body around 3 p.m. Saturday.  Investigators say it appears to be an accident. Meanwhile the Calcasieu Coroner's Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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