Scott Stone, an Ouachita Parish coach and educator was found dead after a boating accident on Friday, December 17 after being reported missing on Thursday, December 16 near the Arkansas border.
Stone served as a coach at West Monroe and Cedar Creek as well as principal of the Ouachita Parish Alternative Center. The Parish is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Louisiana and was formed in 1807. Ouachita Parish is part of the Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
He was 60 years old at the time of his death.
Scott Stone Missing
On Thursday, December 16, Stone’s family reported that he had gone missing after he had gone scouting for ducks along the Ouachita River but had not returned. The family alerted local law enforcement, and Department of Wildlife & Fisheries enforcement agents led the search. Volunteers and enforcement officers from Morehouse, Union, and Ouachita parishes aided in the search effort.
The Search effort team consisted of LDWF agents; Union, Ouachita, and Morehouse law enforcement; private citizens; and Arkansas officials. Boats are being used in the water and drones have been used. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates tells us the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries is the lead agency on the search.
Stone’s boat was found near the Alabama Landing launch site, Parker said. There are no signs of foul play.
What have the authorities said?
Lieutenant Wayne Parker with Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries said Stone was found at about Friday, December 17 at 11:30 a.m. after apparently having fallen overboard from his boat. Parker said this is one of the most common causes of boating accident fatalities