Boating

Region 3 Boating Course

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

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Thursday, May 1, 2014
Address: 

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Thursday, May 29, 2014
Address: 

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights. Please call 318-487-5634 to register.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Address: 

Concordia Parish Training Center
Firing Range Road, Hwy. 15
Ferriday, LA

City: 
Ferriday
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Address: 

Old Courthouse
201 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, La 71446

City: 
Leesville
Notes: 

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights.

Region 5 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Address: 

LSU Ag. Center
7101 Gulf Hwy.
Lake Charles, LA

City: 
Lake Charles
Notes: 

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. both nights. Please call 337-491-2588 to register. Pre-registration is required.

Region 5 Boating Course

Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Address: 

LSU Ag Center
157 Cherokee Dr.
Crowley, LA

City: 
Crowley
Notes: 

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. both nights. Please call 337-491-2580 to register.

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Body of Shaw Man Recovered from Cocodrie Bayou

Release Date: 02/08/2013

 
Feb. 8, 2013 -- Search and rescue officials recovered the body of a Shaw man from Cocodrie Bayou in Concordia Parish this morning, Feb. 8.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the body of Louis Fisher, 84, around 9:45 a.m.

Officials were notified about a fisherman who apparently had fallen overboard in Cocodrie Bayou at 4 p.m. on Feb. 7.  According to family, Fisher was running trot lines in Cocodrie Bayou.

Fisher’s body was turned over to the Concordia Parish Coroner’s Office to determine a cause of death.  LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.

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

Grandfather and Grandson Found Alive After 13 Hour Search

Release Date: 02/07/2013

Search and rescue crews found two overdue boaters alive this morning, Feb. 7, near the Lafitte area.

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) seaplane spotted the overdue boaters waving their arms with their boat tied up to a camp around 9 a.m.  The seaplane called in the location for rescue crews on the water in boats to respond.  The rescue crews were then able to escort the missing boaters back to Joe’s landing in Lafitte.  The missing boaters were in good health when found.

Search crews from LDWF, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Lafourche, Jefferson and St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Offices participated in the search for the missing boaters.

The search crews received word at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6 about a grandfather and grandson who did not return home from a boating trip.  According to the family, the 72-year-old grandfather and 15-year-old grandson both from Gretna departed Joe’s landing at 7 a.m.

The rescue crews searched throughout the night for the two missing boaters until they were found about seven miles from Joe’s landing.

According to the grandfather, they were trying to get back to the landing, but became disoriented when it got too dark and they decided to find a place to tie their 19 foot boat up to for the night.

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

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