Boating

Region 3 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Address: 

Academy Sports and Outdoors
3205 S MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, La 71301

City: 
Alexandria
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register please call 318-487-5634.

This class is part of LDWF's Boating Safety Lagniappe Day and includes door prizes, food and drinks.

Region 5 Boating Course

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Thursday, March 12, 2015
Address: 

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

City: 
Lake Charles
Notes: 

5p-8p both days
Located at LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Address: 

St. Landry Lumber
207 N Railroad Ave.
Opelousas, La 70570

City: 
Opelousas
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register please call 337-948-0257.

This class is part of LDWF's Boating Safety Lagniappe Day and includes door prizes, food and drinks.

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.

Region 6 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Address: 

Larose Civic Center
307 E. 5th St.
Larose, LA 70373

City: 
Larose
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hunters Found by Good Samaritan and LDWF Agents in Pearl River Canal

Release Date: 01/11/2013

Jan. 11, 2013 -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued a hunter and a good Samaritan rescued another from the Pearl River Canal in Washington Parish this morning, Jan. 11.

Stephen Leicher, 27, of Bush, and James Rogan, 26, of Bogulusa left out this morning for a duck hunt on the Pearl River Canal in a 13 foot vessel.  Around 5:15 a.m. their vessel had capsized putting Leicher and Rogan in the canal.

At 9:15 a.m. a passing boater noticed Leicher clinging to some woody debris in the canal and was able to get him in his boat.  Leicher was found near entrance of Ox Lot Canal.  They then notified LDWF agents about Rogan who was still missing.

At 10:10 a.m. agents found Rogan on the bank near Past Creek a mile in a half downstream from where Leicher was found.

Both men were checked on scene by Northshore Emergency Medical Services for any injuries and released.  Neither man was wearing a personal flotation device when the vessel capsized.

Agents participating in the search and rescue were Sgt. Darryl Galloway and Senior Agent Joel Cromp.

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

Region 7 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Address: 

Cabellas
2200 W Cabela's Pkwy
Gonzales, LA 70737

City: 
Gonzales
Notes: 

Time: 9am-530pm
Call (225)765-2999 to pre-register.

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