Central man’s body found in Bayou Pigeon

Authorities found the body of a Central man Sunday in Bayou Pigeon after locating his boat drifting in the bayou Saturday afternoon, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.

Spokesman Adam Einck identified the man as Brent J. LeBlanc, 37, whose family told investigators he was on his way to a camp on the bayou, located in Iberia Parish.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents received a call around 4 p.m. Saturday about the drifting boat. Agents and sheriff’s deputies from Iberia, Iberville and Assumption parishes along with volunteers searched for LeBlanc until about 10 p.m.

They resumed the search at first light Sunday and found LeBlanc’s body about 8:30 a.m., Einck said.

Investigators don’t think LeBlanc was wearing a life jacket when he was thrown from his boat, Einck said, but the investigation is continuing.

LeBlanc was alone in the boat. Neither intoxication nor foul play are considered factors in his death, Einck said.

The body was turned over to the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.