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Officials: Man found dead after Louisiana boating accident

March 18, 2020 GMT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was found dead nearly a week after being ejected from a boat.

Earl Clack, of Bastrop, was found Tuesday morning in Black Bayou, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release.

Clack, 48, was with another man March 11 when their boat hit a wake, causing the kill switch to detach from the motor and the vessel to make a hard turn. Both men were thrown from the boat.

The other man, who was operating the boat, was wearing a personal flotation device and rescued by a good Samaritan, the release stated.

Clack was not wearing a personal flotation device when his body was found. His body was sent to the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.