Coast Guard ends search for missing boater in Lake Maurepas

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search today in Lake Maurespas for a missing boater after he was located deceased.

Deceased is Huey Fayard, 47, of Laplace, La.

Fayard reportedly entered the water to swim for help after the 17-foot boat he and his wife were on, became disabled Saturday.

An HH-65C rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans spotted Fayard in the vicinity of the south shore of Lake Maurespas and directed local authorities to his position.

A boatcrew from St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered Fayard deceased and transferred him to the St. John the Baptist Parish Corner’s Office.

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