ABBEVILLE, La. The first confirmed death attributed to Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana was reported in Vermilon Parish.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon says a 36-year-old man had gone to help two friends move a vehicle from under a tree to prepare for Isaac on Tuesday, and fell to his death after climbing 18 feet up the tree.

Deputies don't know why Carlos Medellin-Guillen, of Erath, climbed the tree.

He was identified Wednesday after his family was notified.

The accident occurred Tuesday evening shortly before Isaac made landfall to the east on the Louisiana coast.

A 47-year-old man who went jetting Monday on a water-scooter near the Alabama-Florida state line is still missing. The Coast Guard in Mobile says it searched for him Wednesday.

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