Body of boater at Cross Lake identified

MGN Online
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 7:40pm

Authorities have now identified a boater that was found in Shreveport's Cross Lake early Monday morning.

Just after 7:00 a.m., officials from Shreveport Police Department's Cross Lake Patrol along with agents from Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries found the body of a man believed to be a drowning victim.

After a two day effort, the body of the man, Robbie H. Weems, 46, of Shreveport, was found ndar an island section of Cross Lake 100 yards from where witnesses say that Weems entered the water after jumping from a disabled vessel.

Shreveport Fire Department Dive and Rescue personnel were called to assist in the recovery, removing remains where were presented to the Caddo Parish Coroners officer for an autopsy.

The incident is currenly under investigation at this time.

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