Deputies: Man believed to be tubing possibly drowned in river

WATSON, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating a tragedy that left a 21-year-old man dead on the water Memorial Day.

The victim was identified as Jacques Pierre Demare of Folsom.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said it happened at Tiki Tubing on the upper Amite River north of Denham Springs around noon. His body was recovered just after 1:30 p.m.

Investigators reported they believe the victim was tubing and possibly drowned.

Tiki Tubing closed for a short time, but reopened after Demare's body was found. The owner did not return calls for comment.

An investigation into Demare's death is ongoing.

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