Missing kayaker found dead near I-10 beach - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Missing kayaker found dead near I-10 beach

Authorities searching for a possible missing boater after an empty kayak floated to shore near the Interstate 10 Beach Saturday evening. (Monica Grimaldo / KPLC) Authorities searching for a possible missing boater after an empty kayak floated to shore near the Interstate 10 Beach Saturday evening. (Monica Grimaldo / KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries identified the body of a missing kayaker as 24-year-old Zachary Collins of Silsbee, Texas. Officials say Collins was found dead at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Interstate 10 Beach in Lake Charles.

Officials say they received a report of a missing boater and began searching the area after they found an empty kayak on shore.

The kayak was found near I-10 beach and appeared to be intact.

Collin's family has been notified and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say the incident is still under investigation.

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