Mutual Aid Assistance for Cane River Drowning Victim Recovery

Natchitoches Police Department contacted the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office on May 14 shortly after 2 am requesting assistance with a possible drowning in Cane River near the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Natchitoches according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
Natchitoches Police were on scene.
Dive team members from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office with special sonar equipment, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #9, La. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Agents, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to the scene.
Shortly after arriving on scene responding units were briefed on the situation.
NPSO Major Doug Rachal said a sheriff’s office rescue boat with sonar equipment was launched into Cane River for search and rescue operations.
After a thorough search, Zachory Lane Rice, (W/M, 21 y.o.a., of Zwolle) was located in Cane River and was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office
Any additional information will be released by Natchitoches Police Department or the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.
If you would like to report suspicious activity or have any additional information in regards to this crash contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.
How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:
You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,500 for the arrest of an offender.
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