After illegally duck hunting in the morning, Mark and Michelle
Tarver paddled their canoe into Bayou Nezpique before losing control
due to fast-moving water. After being ejected from the canoe, the
couple swam to the bank but were unable to climb the steep bluff.
The Tarvers were treated for severe hypothermia and transported
to the Savoy Medical Center in Mamou for further treatment. They are
expected to make a full recovery, according to the report.
Agents said the Tarvers admitted to having been duck hunting, and
had harvested two ducks. Bayou Nezpique, which is on the Evangeline
and Allen parish line, is in the state's Coastal Zone, which is
currently closed to duck hunting.
Hunting ducks during a
closed season brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in
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