Deputies searching for missing boater in Catahoula Lake

Source: MGN

CATAHOULA LAKE, La. (RPSO) - Around 4:30 on Saturday afternoon, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call from the Lasalle Parish Sheriff’s Office about a possible drowning in Catahoula Lake in the 200 block of Stock Landing Road.

Witnesses said the boat suddenly accelerated and the male operator of the boat was ejected into the water. Several bystanders attempted to locate the subject but were unsuccessful.

RPSO, LPSO, agents with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, firefighters with the Deville Volunteer Fire Department and the Pineville Fire Department, as well as Acadian Ambulance responded to assist in conducting search and rescue operations.

Around 7:30 Saturday evening divers suspended their search operations, but will resume early Sunday morning.

No further information is available at this time.

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