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Shreveport restaurant owner dies after falling into Cross Lake

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Orlando Chapman Orlando Chapman
SHREVEPORT, La. -

A Shreveport restaurant owner died after falling into the water at a Cross Lake marina.

It happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday at Melvin's Marina on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Officials say the victim, identified as Orlando Chapman, owner of Brother's Seafood, was working on his boat near the dock when he fell into the water.

A witness heard the splash and called authorities immediately after Chapman didn't resurface.

Authorities say Chapman was underwater between 20-25 minutes before he was found by paramedics directly under his boat, which was secured to the dock in about 8-10 feet of water.

First responders immediately began CPR and life-saving treatment in efforts to revive him.

He was transported to Willis Knighton North, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death - and the accident - are still under investigation by the Shreveport Police Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Stay with KTBS 3 News and ktbs.com for more details as they become available.

 

 

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