ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The search for a missing boater in Ascension Parish is now considered a recovery effort by officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Allen Fitzgerald, 24, of Prairieville, went missing when his boat sank on Bayou Manchac on Monday around 9 p.m. The search for Fitzgerald was called Tuesday evening after 8 p.m. It resumed Wednesday around 6:30 a.m.
Sgt. Randy Lanoux with the LDWF said Monday's heavy rains have created a swift current in the water, which prevents divers from being used at this time.
"Bottom is a little cluttered," Lanoux said. "That always hurts things. The water is abnormally high. We are dealing with a pretty swift current. That slows down the search."