More information: Man confirmed dead in Lake Ponchartrain boating accident | NOLA.com
"Coast Guard officials confirmed the death of a man whose boat sank Thursday (June 26) in Lake Ponchartrain.
Clyde Naquim, who owned KODY Marine
Inc. in Harvey, was on the lake Thursday afternoon near the South Shore Harbor Marina, according to Coast Guard officials.
The Coast Guard reported receiving a mayday call from Naquim at around 3:30 p.m. saying that his 30-foot cabin
cruiser was taking on water
. Naquim told the Coast Guard that he was putting on his lifejacket, before communication was lost
The Coast Guard dispatched two response boats along with a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to begin searching the area for Naquim's boat. KODY Marine
sent out boats as well in the search.
A diver with KODY Marine found Naquim in his sunken boat, according to the Coast Guard. Naquim was unresponsive, and was transferred to West Jefferson Medical
Center, where he eventually died.
Though there was strong weather
on the lake for much of the afternoon, the Coast Guard could not confirm the cause of the accident