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Report: Boater never resurfaced after fall into water

BUTTE LA ROSE, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say a 46-year-old man has died in a boating accident.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a witness reported that Robert Julien Jr. of Opelousas fell while trying to load his personal watercraft onto a trailer near the Butte La Rose boat launch, and never resurfaced.

Department spokesman Adam Einck said in a news release Friday that Julien was reported missing about 5 p.m. Thursday, and his body was pulled from the water about 30 minutes later, without a life jacket.

He says the St. Martin Parish Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death.

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