This afternoon, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a drowning off of Levee Road in Belle River, LA.
Upon arrival, Deputies learned that a male subject, who was identified as Darrow James Leonard, 43, Napoleonville, LA., was attempting to pull his boat out of Belle River when the boat drifted back out into the waterway. He attempted to retrieve the boat, but for unknown reasons, he went underwater and did not resurface.
His body was recovered about an hour later by Deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and Belle River Fire and Rescue.