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It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducingMore >>
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Search and rescue authorities found a missing hunter alive on the Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) shortly after midnight Tuesday, according to state wildlife officials.
Authorities found Virgil Conway, 74, of Vinton, at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday on the WMA after he reportedly became disoriented and could not find his way back to his boat.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents were notified at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 5 about an overdue hunter on the WMA. LDWF agents immediately coordinated a search effort with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Ward 7 Fire Department and public volunteers who knew Conway and where he usually hunted.
According to officials, Conway left to go hunting at 5 a.m. Nov. 5, which was his last contact with family. He launched his aluminum flat bottom boat to go to one of his familiar hunting spots on the Sabine Island WMA. After hunting, Conway could not find his way back to his boat and was lost. His family then contacted authorities when he did not arrive home at his usual time.
Officials said authorities located his boat at 7:30 p.m. and almost five hours later found Conway at least a mile away from where his boat was found. After Conway could not find his way back to his boat, he found an area that he could stay until help arrived. He only had three shotgun shells and shot two of them into the air after dark in an effort to alert searchers of his location.