Officials on the Louisiana side of Toledo Bend Reservoir say that the bodies of three downing victims had been recovered as of Sunday morning. Meanwhile the search continues for their boat, which is presumed to have gone under during the weekend tragedy.
A statement from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department said that the trio launched a small aluminum boat on Friday night, but never returned to shore. Their truck and trailer were found Saturday morning parked at a boat launch just off of LA Highway 1215, known as the “1215 Boat Launch”, about 13 miles west of Many.
The statement said that the body of one victim was found during the noon hour on Saturday, and the other two victims were recovered on Sunday morning.
The names of the victims have not yet been released pending formal notification of next-of-kin.