Today, we are heartbroken to hear that the body of a man identified as David Lee Thompson was found floating in the Orleans Relief Canal along the Lafitte Greenway. We do not want to speculate on the details of his passing until we know more.
Safety of Lafitte Greenway users and community members is our utmost concern. We continue to advocate for fencing around the full perimeter of the Orleans Relief Canal, and for safe and secure canal crossings.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Mr. Thompson.
We will be sharing updates on the story as it unfolds below.
December 11, 2015
December 13, 2015