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.