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One man dead, one arrested after fatal boating accident in Lake Bistineau

It is unknown how Keshaun Garner got into the water but agents said he was not wearing a life jacket.

BIENVILLE PARISH, La. — A boating accident in Bienville Parish left a man dead on the 4 of July.

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the body of 20-year-old Keshaun Garner, was recovered from Lake Bistineau around 9 a.m.Sunday.

Agents said they were first notified of the accident at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, after a call of a missing boater came in near in Ringgold. Agents said they search for Garner during the night. 

It is unknown how Keshaun Garner got into the water but agents said he was not wearing a life jacket.

The operator of the boat, 20-year-old Hayes M. Meek, was arrested for allegedly operating the vessel while intoxicated. DWI on the water brings a $300 to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. 

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for the ongoing investigation Further charges could be pending.