- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies are searching Caddo Lake after witnesses say a man fell out of a boat.

The sheriff’s office says deputies and emergency units were called to the lake on the Louisiana side of the state line just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Greenbrake area in Oil City.

Authorities tell KSLA-TV (http://bit.ly/1E1jaec ) that a man and three family members were fishing when the man was setting an anchor and lost his balance and fell overboard. Deputies say one of the man’s relatives extended a paddle to him, but he lost his grip and went under.

Relatives flagged down other boaters who called 911.

Authorities are launching search boats from the Mooringsport boat launch and a dive team is on scene.

The man’s name has not been released.


Information from: KSLA-TV, http://ksla.com



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