GRAND ISLE, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a man lost in the water while fishing on Grand Isle Saturday, a USCG official confirmed.
According to the Coast Guard, 34-year-old Joey Guidroz of Galliano was fishing with friends on the isle around 4 p.m. Saturday when he went behind a break wall to cast his net.
After 20 minutes over the wall, however, his friends lost sight of him, they told authorities. They reported him missing shortly after and a search party was launched to find Guidroz.
At around 9 p.m. that night, a Coast Guard first responder found Guidroz unresponsive on the beach. They alerted local authorities, who took possession of his body and the search was ended.
The cause of death is still under investigation pending an examination by the Jefferson Parish Coroner.
Three Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter were involved in the search, as well as first responders with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and Grand Isle Police Department.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this report misspelled the missing man's name. The story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling, as well as his correct age and correct hometown of Galliano, not Cut Off, information provided to WWL-TV by a family friend.