Thousands of dead fish wash up on Grand Isle beach

Hosea 4:3 Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.

Residents woke up to hundreds of thousands of dead fish washing up on the beach Tuesday morning, just days before Memorial Day weekend.

“Thousands and thousands, they go as far as you can see,” said Bill Long, describing the scene he saw on the beach.

Long has been coming to Grand Isle since 1968 and said he has never seen, or smelled, anything like this.

“Smelled them for the first time this morning, probably ten o’clock or so,” he explained.

Grand Isle Mayor David Carmedale explained that torn commercial fishing net dumped hundreds of thousands of fish into the Gulf. Their lifeless bodies washed up covering nearly four and a half miles of beach.

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