New information Sunday on the two men killed in a boating accident Saturday afternoon near the Port of Iberia. Family and friends have identified the victims as Leon Ortemond and son David Ortemond of Erath.
The two were members of Florida Powerboat Club, where a tribute has been posted... more »
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - A Mandeville man has been booked in a boating accident that killed his friend. Authorities say 35-year-old Darren Sabathier died Memorial Day weekend when he was thrown overboard while returning from a late night fishing trip in Lake Pontchartrain. His body was recovered on May. 28.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested the operator of a boat for his role in the deaths of three of his passengers on Lake Maurepas during the Memorial Day weekend. 25-year-old Blake Carronna was booked Tuesday on three counts of negligent homicide. Agents say... more »
With more boaters out on Acadiana waters, so are patrol agents. And after recent deadly accidents on the waterways, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries is campaigning this weekend to prevent further deaths.
It's called "Operation Dry Water," and targets impaired boat operators. Last year, there were 32 boating accident deaths... more »
There's no shortage of boaters out on the water this Memorial Day.
Boater, Ken Fawcett said, "That’s probably the most boats I've seen in a good while here."
Another boater, Mac Thomas, said "I've seen more people fishing out here than I normally do."
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MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - The bodies of two victims of a weekend boating accident in Lake Maurepas have been found. The bodies of 20-year-old Ann Hite and 14-year-old Mikayla Thibodeaux, both of Gonzales, were found Sunday, said Adam Einck of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A third person,... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Boat operators should be planning on taking one of the state-sponsored safe boating classes, if they haven't done so recently. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has a large number of safe boating classes on tap for boating enthusiasts who have not completed a course.... more »
An Easter weekend boating trip ended in tragedy in St. Landry Parish.
Caleb Genin, 19, of Arnaudville was killed while boating on Bayou Courtableau. Late Saturday afternoon Genin hit his head as he went under a Highway 190 bridge near Port Barre.
There were 6 occupants in the... more »
HACKBERRY, La. (AP) - The body of a 26-year-old Hackberry man has been recovered by state Wildlife and Fisheries Department agents and Cameron Parish officials.
Deputies tell the American Press that Jack Welch left from a boat launch in Hackberry Monday morning to set out crab pots. He was... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A 53-year-old Lafayette man indicted after a deadly boating crash that killed three people last May has pleaded not guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide. WAFB-TV reports Jerry Jordan appeared Tuesday in state district court in New Roads. The accident happened on False River... more »