Coast Guard locates body of missing kayaker near Bonnabel Boat Launch

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Search for missing boater

METAIRIE, LA – On Thursday morning around 9:00 a.m., witnesses saw a man struggling to get back into his kayak after overturning in Lake Pontchartrain.

Initial reports say the kayak was launched from the Bonnabel Boat Launch, and capsized about 200 feet off the shore with one man on board.

The Coast Guard used a helicopter in the search, and JPSO, LDWF, and Customs assisted in the search.

Our reporter on the scene says a baseball cap, pair of shoes, water bottle, and boat paddle, were retrieved from the water near the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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