The body of a Luling man who jumped off the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge Friday has been recovered.
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said the man was found today (July 28) in the Mississippi River near St. Rose.
The Sheriff’s Office withheld the man’s name.
On Friday, around 5:30 a.m., a Sheriff’s deputy reported a white male between the age of 18 to 25 walking on the bridge until he jumped over the rail and apparently swam ashore near barges and disappeared. He was walking northbound on the bridge.
“Moments after the deputy observed the subject, the subject ran towards the bridge railing and jumped into the river,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. “He was seen attempting to swim towards barges moored on the Luling side of the river before he disappeared from sight.”
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. James Grimaldi said , “He was observed jumping off the bridge and into the water … he was swimming, but while he was in the current, it appears he was pulled under the barge and we lost sight of him.”