A boating crash on Cane River Lake, south of Natchitoches on Saturday morning has claimed the life of a Grant Parish man according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
On Saturday morning July 2nd at approximately 7:22am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Cane River Patrol, La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Agents, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics responded to 911 reports of a boating accident involving two boats on Cane River Lake south of Natchitoches near Starlight Plantation.
Deputies say upon their arrival, a victim in one of the boats suffered apparent fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Investigators with the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
The body was transported to University Health, Shreveport pending an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death according to Natchitoches Parish Asst. Coroner Steven Clanton.
All information related to the victim and the crash will be released by the La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, who is conducting the investigation in conjunction with Cane River Patrol into the cause of the crash.