Sheriff Craig Webre reported deputies are currently searching for 74-year-old Ronald Blanchard of Thibodaux who has been missing since Friday evening. Blanchard was at his fishing camp and was scheduled to take his boat to meet a family member at 5:30 p.m. at the Pointe-aux-Chenes Marina, but he never showed up. Family members have since been unable to contact Blanchard. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol deputies searched throughout the night, and the search continued on Saturday as the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries joined in to assist. Deputies discovered Blanchard’s boat, but he was not on board.
MISSING PERSON: Ronald Blanchard