LDWF identifies body as search continues for missing boater at Toledo Bend
Toledo Bend, LA (KPLC) - The body of an Oakdale man has been identified by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) as it continues to investigate a fatal boating incident that occurred in Toledo Bend on March 11, 2022.
According to friends of the two missing boaters, the pair set out to fish in their 18-foot boat around 10 a.m. from Solan’s Boat Launch. LDWF and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office were notified of two missing boaters around 3:30 p.m. the next day.
Agents were able to recover the body of George Diboll, 62, of Oakdale around 8 p.m. on the day they were notified but are still searching for another missing boater as well as their boat.
Bad weather is suspected to have led to the incident as a cold front pushed through on March 11 causing a drop in temperature and 30 mile-per-hour winds.
Diboll was found with an improperly worn or fitted personal flotation device and turned over to the Sabine Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.
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