Search and rescue teams recovered the body of a Walker, Louisiana, man from the Intracoastal Canal in St. Martin Parish shortly after 12 p.m., Feb. 21.
Search crews including volunteers from Texas and Michigan have been searching for Jacob P. Lewis, 28, since Jan. 30.
Law agencies were notified that Lewis, a Baton Rouge firefighter, fell into the Intracoastal Canal near Belle River while loading his boat. According to his wife, Lewis and she were out scouting for possible crawfish trap locations on Jan. 30.
Search crews utilized sonar, dive teams, cadaver dogs, and aerial and surface search techniques during the search and rescue period.
Lewis’ body was turned over to the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office to determine a cause of death.