Drowning victim’s body recovered from Louisiana river

September 6, 2019 GMT

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