LDWF offers advice to lake swimmers following two deaths in Lake Pontchartrain
Posted on 8/13/2018 12:50:00 PM.

A second body in the last week has been recovered in Lake Ponchartrain. On Tuesday, it was 32-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux, and on Saturday 66-year-old Milton Gomez’s body was pulled out of the lake as well.

Both incidents are under investigation, but state Wildlife and Fisheries Spokesman Adam Einck says lake swimming can be dangerous because distances on the water can be misleading.
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One worker missing, three others in critical condition after energy platform explosion
Posted on 10/16/2017 10:45:00 AM.
Three victims from last night’s Clovelly Oil Co. energy platform explosion on Lake Pontchartrain remain in critical condition and the search for one of the workers continues today. Jefferson Parish EMS Director Mike Guilliot says seven people were taken to the hospital last night.
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Two plane crash victims pulled from Lake Pontchartrain
Posted on 8/30/2016 12:17:00 PM.

The bodies of two missing people along with the plane wreckage of a small sightseeing plane were pulled out of Lake Pontchartrain this morning. The Cessna went down Saturday night and the Director of Aviation at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Ben Morris says a large crane brought the bodies and aircraft out of the water.
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Army Corp of Engineers closing Bonnet Carre Spillway
Posted on 1/25/2016 3:24:00 PM.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has started closing the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish. Spokesperson Ricky Boyett says the Mississippi River has crested in New Orleans so the process of closing the bays can begin. He says 10 bays were closed today.
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Lafayette man swims across Lake Pontchartrain
Posted on 6/12/2014 12:49:00 PM.
Lafayette native Matthew Mosely completed a 15-hour swim across Lake Ponchartrain today. It's believed he's the first person to ever swim across the lake and did it to highlight the restoration efforts made by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Mosely had a big smile on his face when he finally made it.
 
"I'm just so happy, and I could not do it without my team." 
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St Tammany pier re-opens
Posted on 1/10/2014 3:24:00 AM.
On Saturday morning the St. Tammany Fishing Pier officially reopens after being hammered hard by Hurrican Isaac.  The pier on East Howze Beach near Slidell hosted 16,000 visitors in the few months it was originally opened. Spokesperson Ronnie Simpson says Isaac really tore it up.
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