Family asks for prayers after fisherman’s boat recovered in Lake Pontchartrain

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NEW ORLEANS -- Multiple agencies are searching Lake Pontchartrain for a fisherman whose boat was recovered this afternoon in the lake.

Lawrence Guimont III

Family members tell WGNO that 58-year-old Lawrence Guimont III from Gentilly had been on the water since early Tuesday morning. A friend spoke to him about 8 a.m., and Guimont told him that he had caught a huge redfish.

Guimont's vehicle was found unattended near the lake and his boat was discovered overturned in the water.

The boat was recovered on the lake off of Highway 11, on the Orleans Parish side. So far, there's been no sightings of Guimont.

The Coast Guard says he was wearing a turquoise shirt and no floatation device when he was reported missing.

Anyone with updates us asked to call Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2209

Check back for updates on this developing story.