COLFAX, La. (AP) — Grant Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 69-year-old Dry Prong man was recovered from the Red River near the Colfax Recreation Area.

The Town Talk reports ( ) the man was identified as Jesse B. Mercer Jr.

Deputies say rough water caused Mercer to be thrown from his boat Wednesday around 1:20 p.m.

Officials searched for him until it became too dark Wednesday, then began again Thursday morning.

His body was found around 9:20 a.m.