One man dies, one survives holding onto a stump on Toledo Bend

From the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office:

Waves from high winds are believed to have caused a boat to sink on the south end of Toledo Bend Lake Saturday afternoon.

Two men in their 50s from Lake Charles were headed to the Pirates Cove area from the Texas side when the incident occurred.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department located one man holding onto a stump and the other man apparently drowned. Both were wearing personal flotation devices. The boat has not been recovered at this time.

The survivor was air-lifted to a Shreveport hospital and treated for hypothermia. The other man was taken to Shreveport for an autopsy.

Wildlife Agents, Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies, and Texas Authorities were among the agencies who searched for the men and vessel.

The accident is under investigation by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

by KFDM/Fox 4

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