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    Louisiana Authorities Searching for Missing Boater in the Ouachita River

    Search and rescue crews are currently searching for a missing boater on the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish.

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for Chuck Thrasher, 64, of Monroe, who was reported missing shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 20.

    According to family, Thrasher never returned home yesterday from a fishing trip.  Authorities recovered Thrasher’s 17-foot aluminum vessel in the Ouachita River near West Monroe last night, Sept. 20, and searched throughout the night.

    LDWF will have two sonar units on scene today to assist in the search.  LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.

    Logo courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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