Shaw resident pulled from Cocodrie Bayou

Published 12:06am Saturday, February 9, 2013

SHAW — A Shaw resident died Friday after an apparent heart attack sent him into Cocodrie Bayou where he was fishing.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the body of Louis Fisher, 84, at approximately 9:45 a.m.

CPSO Chief Deputy David Hedrick said the wildlife agents first received a call at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday regarding a missing person who had launched into the bayou earlier that day and had not been heard from.

Hedrick said his deputies took over the incident after the wildlife agents recovered the body.

Initial investigations showed a possible heart attack or other medical condition caused Fisher to be thrown from his boat, Hedrick said.

An exact cause of death is unknown until an autopsy is complete.

According to family, Fisher was running trotlines in Cocodrie Bayou.