Lost Boater Found And Brought to Safety

LABADIEVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports that the Water Patrol Division was dispatched at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to the Bayou Cheramie area west of Labadieville in connection with a lost boater.
The Communication Division received a call from the lost boater who was unable to fine his way back to the LA 398 boat launch.
The Water Division was able to make contact with the individual by cell phone and had him call 911. The Communications Division was able to “ping” the call and that produced a set of coordinates. That information was passed onto the water rescue and they located the man by GPS. He was unharmed and was escorted back to the boat launch.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.