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Kayaker found in Slidell bayou drowned, according to St. Tammany coroner

28-year-old David Anderson had been fishing in the Doubloon Bayou near Slidell when his kayak overturned Tuesday evening.
Credit: STPSO

SLIDELL, La. — The St. Tammany Parish Marine Division recovered the body of a 28-year-old kayaker late Tuesday evening on Doubloon Bayou near Slidell.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office (STPSO) officials say they received a call from a man around 10 p.m. Tuesday after he saw his son's kayak overturned in Doubloon Bayou behind his house. The man said his son had gone fishing in the bayou at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The STPSO Marine Division searched the area of the overturned kayak and located the man’s body underwater shortly before 11:30 p.m.. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston later identified the man as 28-year-old David Anderson of Slidell. 

The coroner determined that Anderson died of asphyxia from drowning.

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