Double boating fatality in Morehouse Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a double fatal boating incident that claimed the life of two people in Morehouse Parish, according to a press release.

The bodies of Margaret Davis, 70, and Michael Davis, 55, both of Monroe, were recovered from the Bartholomew Cutuff shortly after the 12-foot vessel they were in capsized around 1:30 p.m. on July 28.

According to the lone survivor, he and both Davis’ were in a vessel fishing in Bartholomew Cutoff when one of them stood up causing the vessel to tip and eject the three of them in to the water. The survivor was able to make it to the bank with the aid of a floating cooler that was also ejected into the water and contact first responders.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident. None of the occupants in the boat were wearing a personal flotation device at the time of the incident. Both of the bodies were turned over to the Morehouse Parish Coroner’s Office.