LDWF searching for missing boater in Rapides Parish
RAPIDES PARISH, LA — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office (RPSO) deputies are searching for a missing boater on Kincaid Lake in Rapides Parish.
Searchers are looking for William B. Galloway, 53, of Boyce, who went fishing alone around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 and was supposed to return at dark. When Galloway didn’t return at dark, a concerned family member contacted authorities at 7:50 p.m.
Authorities searched for Galloway throughout the night and found his 18 ½ foot fiberglass boat with the 150 horsepower motor idling on the bank of the lake around 10:30 p.m.
LDWF has deployed their sonar technology and the RPSO has sent their dive team to help in the search.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency to determine the cause of this boating incident. Contributing factors to the incident are unknown at this time.
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