Boater missing on Tickfaw River

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 25 at 1:31 AM

LAKE MAUREPAS, La. (AP) — Authorities say they are looking for a 51-year-old Springfield man who is missing after his lake skiff boat was found spinning in circles with nobody aboard.

Search crews are looking for Daniel Mitchell, 51.

Authorities say his 18-foot-long boat was found spinning in circles Saturday afternoon near the mouth of the Tickfaw River near Lake Maurepas.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Coast Guard, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Killian Dive Team were involved in the search Sunday.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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