LDWF Agents Rescue Three Men on Toledo Bend

Release Date: 08/12/2013

(Aug 12, 2013) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued three men from a vessel that was taking on water on Toledo Bend on Aug. 9.
 
LDWF agents received an emergency call from Aaron Weido, 32, of New Iberia, Marvin Weido, 57, of El Dorado, Ark., and Marvin Weido III, 34, of Magnolia, Ark., around 10 p.m. on Aug. 9. 
 
The three men were fishing under the Pendleton Bridge off of Hwy. 6 in Sabine Parish when the wind picked up causing four foot swells.  Their 14 foot aluminum boat began taking on water and they were able to get ahold of LDWF agents.
 
LDWF agents located the men shortly after midnight with the vessel barely afloat.  Agents were able to transport them to waiting Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on land.  The deputies then drove the three men to their vehicle.
 
LDWF agents were able to later retrieve the boat.  The men did not require any medical attention.
 
Agents participating in the successful search and rescue were Sgt. Billy Shoemaker and Agent Andrew Mitchell.
 
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.