Livingston Parish authorities identify victim in drowning death near Pea Ridge Road

Livingston Parish authorities identify victim in drowning death near Pea Ridge Road

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a 25-year-old man died after his boat capsized Thursday morning.

LPSO rescue crews responded to a possible drowning report at a pond off of Highway 442 near Pea Ridge Road at about 11 a.m.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says two people were fishing in a boat when it capsized. Only one person was able to swim to safety. An LPSO rescue team was able to recover a body at about 1 p.m.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Benjamin McKinley, of Albany.

No foul play is suspected, and the investigation continues.

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