One found dead after duck hunting accident

One man confirmed dead after attempting to catch a drifting boat Tuesday morning, according to Game Warden, Chelsea Bailey.

A group of friends were duck hunting in Lighthouse Cove by Matagorda Island when the boat began to drift. Bailey explained that the owner of the boat tried to catch it, but his friends noticed he didn’t resurface. The Coast Guard responded to their call for help around 8 a.m.

The Game Wardens deployed their helicopter and eventually located the man’s body in the bay. They retrieved the body via air boat.