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March 3, 2024

Ringgold, LA – Man Killed in Boating Accident on Lake Bistineau

March 3, 2024

Ringgold, LA (July 04, 2021) – A man was killed during a boating accident on Lake Bistineau on Saturday, July 3rd in Ringgold.

The victim, who has since been identified as Keshaun Garner, 20, a resident of Bossier City, was out boating with friends north of the dam on the Bienville Parish side of the lake when he was tossed overboard. 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents responded to distress calls at about 8:00 p.m. Joining them in their search efforts were the Natchitoches Parish sheriff’s dive team, South Bossier Fire District No. 2 personnel, and Bienville Fire District 4 & 5. 

His body was recovered at about 9:00 a.m. the following morning.

An official with Natchitoches Fire District No. 9 said they used sonar technology to help them locate Garner’s body, which was found under 11 feet of water. 

The operator of the boat, 20-year-old Haynes M. Meek, a resident of Shreveport, was arrested for operating or driving a vessel while intoxicated. 

The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be pending.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Keshaun Garner, at this time.

Wrongful Deaths in Ringgold

7.04 Ringgold, LA - Man Killed in Boating Accident on Lake Bistineau

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When families are forced to undergo the emotional distress of losing a loved one, their trauma is usually compounded by the financial hardships created by things like burial costs, funeral expenses, and lost wages and benefits.  Even though you can be proactive in ensuring the safety of others by obeying the rules of the road and abiding by your duty of care, there are no assurances that those other drivers will show you or anyone else the same consideration, causing thousands of car accidents that will result in several thousand victims who are either injured or dead. 

When people are gravely injured in any kind of accident that stemmed from the reckless, negligent, or malicious act of another, their immediate family members may be entitled to file a claim of wrongful death with a Louisiana wrongful death attorney right away.  

The injury accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm in Louisiana are wholly focused on helping their clients heal without worrying about their legal rights being abused. When families unexpectedly lose one of their own in a car crash we do everything in our power to increase their odds of being awarded the financial compensation to which Louisiana law says they are entitled. 

It is important that grieving families have a solid legal team on their side; one that is devoted to supporting and advising you from beginning to end. Our car accident attorneys in Louisiana work diligently to help safeguard the legal rights and best interests of our clients. 

If your loved one was killed during a car accident, get in touch with our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible. Speak with someone on our team by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and asking us to schedule your free case review so you can learn about your legal options.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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