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Boater pronounced dead at local hospital after staying under for 20 minutes

Boater pronounced dead at local hospital after staying under for 20 minutes
Photo provided by the Shreveport Fire Department.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:04am

A boater was rushed to the hospital is in critical condition Tuesday after he fell into a Shreveport lake and stayed under for 20 minutes. Sadly, he later died.

It happened just before 2:00 p.m., when the man, whose name has not been released at this time, was reaching for a strap on the boat when he fell.

Shreveport Fire Department officials received the call and were on scene shortly after the accident.

Officers worked on the man for 30 minutes before he was taken to the hospital.

 

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