JEFFERSON PARISH - A 65-year-old man has died after his car went into Lake Pontchartrain at the Bonnabel Boat Launch on Saturday afternoon, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Witnesses said the car was submerged at the end of the boat launch. According to JPSO, Good Samaritans tried to save the driver, but were not able to remove him from the car.
Members of the Eastbank Consolidated Fire Department arrived at the location and were able to pull the car from the water and remove the driver.
The man was taken to an area hospital and was later pronounced dead.
The cause of the accident is under investigation and foul play is not suspected, according to JPSO.
The man's identity has not been released at this time pending notification of family.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.