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  • Lake Charles Man Drowns in Holbrook Park

    March 23, 2014 1:08 PM

    Saturday, March 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officers were dispatcehd to Holbrook Park in Sulpher around 5 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with witnesses who said Kyle A. Simpson, 20yoa of Lake Charles, swam to a rope swing on the other side of the river. Once he reached the swing, he... more »
  • Barge captain drowns in a Terrebonne Bayou

    March 10, 2014 4:35 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A barge captain from Labadieville drowned after falling from a boat in a remote Terrebonne Parish bayou. The Terrebonne Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 54-year-old Arthur Scott Anderson. The Houma Courier reports that the Sheriff's Office received a call about 1 a.m. Saturday from workers... more »
  • Toddler drowns at home

    January 4, 2012 10:06 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 1-year old girl fell into a plastic goldfish pond and drowned after wandering away from her mother. Sheriff's office spokesman Perry Rushing says deputies were called to a home just outside of Denham Springs Monday afternoon to investigate a... more »
  • 9yr boy drowns in country club's pool

    July 26, 2011 9:52 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A nine-year-old boy has drowned at Kenner's Driftwood Country Club pool that had been closed because of the rain. Kenner police say the boy and a friend climbed over a 20-foot cast-iron and brick gate at the private club Monday onto a roof of a small... more »
  • Toddler Drowns in Jeanerette

    July 5, 2011 9:54 PM

    Two year old, Zyri Alfred drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool in Jeanerette. This happened around three o'clock, monday afternoon when the child's family was together celebrating the 4th of July. Family members say the minutes leading up to Zyri's death happened so fast. Within 20 minutes, he wandered away,... more »
  • Marrero boy drowns tubing on Amite River

    June 12, 2011 1:43 PM

    WATSON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old boy from Marrero drowned during a tubing trip on the Amite River near Watson. Chief of Operations Perry Rushing says search crews found Gregory Hopkins' body late Sunday morning. He says Hopkins went under Saturday evening while tubing... more »
  • 61-year-old apparently drowns in Iberia Parish

    August 30, 2010 4:42 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says a 61-year-old man apparently drowned in a drainage canal, but deputies are still investigating and an autopsy has been ordered. The Abbeville Meridional reports that the man was identified as Gordon J. Hebert. His body was found Sunday evening in... more »
  • Livingston Parish Child Drowns in Pool

    August 5, 2010 8:49 AM

    MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 4-year-old Maurepas (MOH'-run-pah) child drowned in a swimming pool. Deputies said that Kyle Farris was found unresponsive in the family pool shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the child apparently went outside without his parents' knowledge, climbed the ladder... more »
  • Sulphur Man Drowns in Home Pool

    July 6, 2010 8:41 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old Sulphur man died in an apparent accidental drowning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said that Abbie Higginbotham was found Sunday afternoon in an aboveground pool in his backyard. Detectives are still investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine an exact... more »
  • Toddler Accidentally Drowns in Caldwell Parish

    June 15, 2010 10:27 AM

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - Caldwell Parish deputies say they're investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old boy from Monroe, but consider it accidental. Deputies said that Brandon Berry's body was found Sunday night in a campground swimming area, shortly after his mother reported him missing. Detective Cedric Meredith says there was... more »
  • 1 Year Old Drowns in Neighbors Pools

    June 9, 2010 9:52 AM

    FENTON, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say a 1-year-old boy drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said the boy was reported missing from his Felton home just off U.S. Highway 165 at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by his father, Deputy Chris Schexnayder. The child was... more »
  • Teen Drowns in Toledo Bend Reservoir

    June 1, 2010 7:46 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Ville Platte teenager who was visiting with friends in Sabine Parish over the Memorial Day holiday drowned in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says 19-year-old Corey Soileau went under water Monday evening while he and others were swimming... more »
  • Update: Melville Man Drowns

    March 22, 2010 6:51 PM

    Update: Family members say they now know what caused their son to veer off the road and into the Atchafalaya River at the the Melville ferry. 24-year-old Billy Ray Duplechain died from a seizure. His family says he suffered a heat stroke two-and-a half years ago and was sensitive to... more »
  • Opelousas Child Drowns Over Weekend

    September 21, 2009 9:07 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »

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