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  • Body of missing boater found

    June 15, 2012 8:59 AM

    COLFAX, La. (AP) - Grant Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 69-year-old Dry Prong man was recovered from the Red River near the Colfax Recreation Area. The Town Talk reports the man was identified as Jesse B. Mercer Jr. Deputies say rough water caused Mercer to be thrown... more »
  • Last Body of Missing Boaters Recovered

    November 27, 2011 1:48 PM

    The St. Mary Parish Coroner's Office confirms to KATC that the body of a female boater that went missing Saturday has been recovered. Agents from several law enforcement agencies resumed their search around 7 o'clock Sunday morning on Bayou Boeuf in Amelia. The Coroner says around 7:45 Sunday morning... more »
  • Missing Boater Safe After Night Stuck in the Bay

    September 26, 2011 11:27 PM

    A Franklin man, missing for almost 24 hours in the Wax Lake area of the Atchafalaya Bay , is safe at home Monday night. The search took several hours and involved the St. Mary Sheriff's Office, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, U.S. Coast Guard, St Mary Parish Civil Air Patrol... more »
  • Update: Missing Boater found Dead Identified

    June 26, 2011 8:40 PM

    The identity of the missing boater found dead in Lake Dauterive has been confirmed as 48-year-old Mark Courville of New Iberia. "The family said he was just going to out for a quick run on the lake. From what I understand he's used to going out on the lake... more »
  • Search for Missing Vermilion Parish Fisherman

    February 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    Four agencies are searching for a missing commercial fisherman in Vermilion Parish. Officials say the man may have been missing since Wednesday afternoon. They began searching Thursday evening. The search and rescue team was stationed at Hebert's Landing in Forked Island on Friday. The team is made up of... more »
  • Body of Missing Boater Found in Chandeleur Sound

    November 15, 2010 6:31 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a missing boater from Mississippi and authorities are investigating the cause of his death. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said the body of 63-year-old David McAdory of Madison, Miss., was found submerged in Chandeleur Sound on Sunday morning. The... more »
  • Boaters React to Platform Fire

    September 2, 2010 7:35 PM

    With Labor Day weekend upon us, recreational fishermen are already hitting the waters, including Vermilion Bay. The oil platform exploded less than 100 miles south of the fishing area, and once word spread, many thoughts of loved ones and the economy crossed the minds of locals. "It's what you... more »
  • Boater Missing in Lake Pontchartrain

    June 21, 2010 7:50 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell into Lake Pontchartrain after a boat carrying four men collided with the Causeway Bridge. The accident occurred around 9:50 p.m. Sunday about one mile from the Metairie side of the span. The Coast Guard said two... more »

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