Search underway for man thrown from boat in Mississippi River near Claiborne County

Published 10:18 pm Saturday, July 4, 2020

A search continued Saturday for a Mississippi man believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River when he was ejected from a boat on Friday.

State media report the man, identified as Alan Wallace, 62, of Bogue Chitto, and his wife were riding in a boat near the mouth of Bayou Pierre in Claiborne County. The boat apparently took a hard turn and tossed them both into the river.

Wallace’s wife made it safely to shore. But he remains missing.

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Crews from both the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were working to find Wallace’s body.