Search and rescue teams found two overdue boaters on the Mississippi River in West Feliciana Parish Monday morning, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The two 22-year-olds, who headed out about 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon to check fishing lines, told authorities their motor struck an unknown object, damaged the prop and made the motor inoperable, according to a release.
They paddled to a backwater area and tied off to a tree for the night. On Monday morning, they started to paddle back to the main channel of the river when a family member spotted them, the release states.
Neither man sustained any injuries, according to the release.