Candlelight Vigil to be Held for Missing Men

A memorial will be held for a Terrebonne resident and two crewmen who went missing in the Mississippi River last Sunday.

The candlelight vigil is to light a path home for Lester Naquin Jr. and the crew of the RC Creppel. It will be held on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at PAC Marina, 4266 Hwy. 665, Montegut, Louisiana.

“Please feel free to wear LSU and Saints attire,” said the family. “Because, as everyone knows, T-Les was a huge fan.”



Following the vigil, there will be food and a slide show a the Live Oak Baptist Church.

Currently, the river’s level is too high to recover the vessel. According to Scott Talbot, the lead controller for the sector of New Orleans Command Center and a Search and Rescue Coordinator, the river’s level was at 16.1 and it needs to be below 9 for the salvage to begin. He said, it took up to four months to retrieve a vessel in similar circumstances, because the current and the lack of visibility is too dangerous for those performing the retrieval.