Boating

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Address: 

Region 2 Office
368 Centurylink Dr
Monroe LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Monroe
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Region 2 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Address: 

LDWF Region 2 Office
368 Century Tel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

City: 
Delhi
Notes: 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by calling 318-343-2417.

Authorities Searching for Missing Baton Rouge Couple

Release Date: 12/28/2011

Search and rescue personnel with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a Baton Rouge couple in St. Tammany Parish following a boating incident.

LDWF Enforcement Division agents were notified by a passing boater around 10 a.m. this morning, Dec. 28, about a capsized boat that was found on the Bogue Chitto River in the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).  The boat belongs to William Holloway, 63, and his wife Kathy, 61.

According to a relative, the Holloways last contact was around 3 p.m. on Dec. 27.  The Holloways were camping on the Bogue Chitto NWR and still have their vehicle parked at the Lock No. 3 boat launch on the Pearl River Navigational Canal off of Lock No. 3 Road.  The Holloways also still have possessions at their campsite.

The 14-foot aluminum flat bottom boat was found about a mile from the boat launch.  LDWF has retrieved the boat and is investigating the cause of this boating incident.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Father and Son Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Release Date: 12/27/2011

Rescue personnel from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office (SMSO) and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted in rescuing a father and son from Duck Lake in St. Martin Parish this morning, Dec. 27.

Russ Tircuit, 58, and his son Michael Tircuit, 25, both of Addis were rescued from the water about 8:35 a.m. by SMSO deputies and transported to the Franklin Foundation Hospital for hypothermia treatment.

Rescue personnel received a 911 call around 8 a.m. from Michael Tircuit that he was able to place on his cell phone.  Michael told the rescuers where they were and that they were clinging to the bow of their capsized boat.

According to Michael, he and his father were duck hunting and got into their 16 foot aluminum boat to retrieve a duck that was floating away.  The boat struck an object in the water, which caused the boat to take a violent right turn ejecting him and his father into the water.

According to Michael, his father was wearing a kill switch, which cut off the boat’s 90 horsepower motor.  When the boat came to a stop they were able to swim back to the floating capsized boat and hang on until rescuers were on sight.

“If the father was not wearing a kill switch, then this incident could have been a tragedy.  We have seen boating incidents similar to this one that turned fatal because the operator was not wearing a kill switch and the runaway boat hit ejected people in the water,” said Col. Winton Vidrine, LDWF’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer.

The LDWF Enforcement Division will conduct a boating investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

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