The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of man from Catahoula Lake Sunday. (Photo11: Town Talk file photo)
Divers with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a man in Catahoula Lake Sunday.
Ryan Reed, 26, of Lafayette had fallen from a boat into the lake. Divers discovered his body at approximately 9:30 a.m.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and the body was turned over to the Rapides Parish Coronor's Office.
“Our sincerest sympathies go out to Ryan’s family and friends in this unfortunate tragedy,” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “We ask for prayers of comfort for everyone involved in this operation."
RPSO received a report of the possible drowning near Stock Landing Road at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Witnesses said the boat suddenly accelerated and the lone male occupant was ejected into the water. Several bystanders attempted to locate the subject but were unsuccessful.
Divers suspended the search at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and resumed early Sunday morning.
Hilton thanked personnel from the LaSalle and Grant parish sheriff's Offices, the Alexandria Fire Department, Rapides Parish Fire District 2 and Acadian Ambulance for their assistance.
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