NPSO Patrol Division deputies responded to a reported vehicle in Cane River on Sept. 11 at 4:22 pm at the Shell Beach Boat Launch in the Bermuda community according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies arrived on scene and while speaking with the owner of the 2015 Ford F-150 learned that he backed the vehicle down the boat launch to off load a jet ski. He exited the vehicle and while doing so, he stated that he apparently forgot the vehicle in reverse or neutral. The vehicle began to roll backwards submerging in Cane River.
Major Doug Rachal and deputies assigned to the NPSO Dive Team responded to the scene to assist the towing service in recovering the vehicle.
The recovered vehicle received heavy water damage.
An offense report was filed on the incident.