Drowning victim’s body recovered from Louisiana river
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — The body of a 40-year-old woman who drowned in the Sabine River has been recovered.
KPLC-TV reports the body of Dolly Joyce Laughlin was pulled from the waterway in Louisiana Thursday morning.
Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses says his office received a call at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday that Laughlin had been swept away by the current near the Palmer Lake Boat Launch and could not be located.
The sheriff’s office, with help from Fire District 1 and the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries searched until dark. The search resumed Thursday morning with crews finding her at about 8 a.m.
Moses says an autopsy will be conducted by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.
Information from: KPLC-TV, http://kplctv.com