Funeral arrangements set for fire fighter found in Belle River

Jacob Lewis
Jacob Lewis

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Funeral arrangements have been made for the Baton Rouge firefighter who went missing in the Belle River 22 days before his body was found.

Jacob Lewis' body was found February 21, 2013 in Belle River, about two miles from where he was last seen.

Lewis' wife said they were loading their boat back on the trailer after scouting areas to set crawfish traps when she noticed the boat adrift. She told authorities she then spotted her husband struggling in the water.

She said he was floating down the Intracoastal with his arms up and yelling for her to call 911.

Visitation has been set for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Denham Springs from 8 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. During the visitation, a 10 a.m. rosary service will be held.

The funeral service is scheduled for Noon with interment following immediately at Evergreen Memorial Park in Denham Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Baton Rouge Fire Department's Federal Credit Union in the account set up for Jacob Lewis.

A Baton Rouge Fire Department and several other agencies will lead the funeral with a procession.

Lewis had been with the Baton Rouge Fire Department for nearly four years and was a resident of Walker, LA.

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