The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
According to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, deputy Earnis James, drowned Friday afternoon while he was fishing.
It happened around Noon just off of Sligo Road in the parish.
As well as being a deputy, residents in the area say Earnis James was also a well-known pastor.
There is no word on how he drowned, but more information is expected from the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office later this afternoon.
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