On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 3:37 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Hope Canal between Interstate 10 and Lake Maurepas in Garyville when a passing boater reported finding a body in the water. Deputies located Lanny Cambre, 73, of Garyville in the water near his boat. He was pronounced dead at the location.
Investigators located Cambre’s truck and boat trailer at the boat launch on Hope Canal just north of Highway US 61. Cambre’s family told investigators he was on the canal fishing.
Investigators found no evidence to indicate foul play was a factor in his death. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning to determine the cause of death.