Boating

Body of Kayaker Found in Lake Charles Identified

Release Date: 05/06/2014

Search crews found the body of a deceased Texas man in Lake Charles on May 3 in Calcasieu Parish.

Search crews from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) found the body of Zachary Collins, 24, of Silsbee, Texas around 9:30 p.m. on May 3.

LDWF agents and CPSO deputies received a call around 6 p.m. on May 3 about an overturned kayak floating off of the Interstate 10 beach on Lake Charles.  The search crews utilized side sonar technology to search the water and locate Collins who was found without a personal flotation device.

Search crews learned that Collins launched his kayak from the beach around 5:30 p.m.

LDWF is the lead investigating agency for this boating incident.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Region 7 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Address: 

Tangipahoa Visitors Center
13143 Wardline Rd
Hammond, LA 70401

City: 
Hammond
Notes: 

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Address: 

Bunkie Civic Center
123 Walnut St.
Bunkie, La 71322

City: 
Bunkie
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Address: 

Spring Bayou W.M.A.
2628 Spring Bayou Rd.
Marksville, La 71351

City: 
Marksville
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Thursday, July 24, 2014
Address: 

Spring Bayou W.M.A.
2628 Spring Bayou Rd.
Marksville, La 71351

City: 
Marksville
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Thursday, August 21, 2014
Address: 

R.P.S.O. Rifle Range
150 Sheriff's Range Rd.
Alexandria, La

City: 
Alexandria
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Address: 

R.P.S.O. Rifle Range
150 Sheriff's Range Rd.
Alexandria, La

City: 
Alexandria
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Thursday, May 22, 2014
Address: 

R.P.S.O. Rifle Range
150 Sheriff's Range Rd.
Alexandria, La

City: 
Alexandria
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014
Address: 

R.P.S.O. Rifle Range
150 Sheriff's Range Rd.
Alexandria, La

City: 
Alexandria
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - Thursday, March 13, 2014
Address: 

Cottonport Bank Camp
1055 Old River Rd.
Mansura, La 71350

City: 
Mansura
Notes: 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

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