Turns out, the death of Darryl Criss of Monroe is not the first time someone’s lost their life to a drowning at the Riverton Recreation Area off Highway 165.
Authorities in Caldwell are investigating a second drowning death in a week.
Saturday afternoon, 49-year-old Darryl Criss was taken out of the water over the weekend by a boat from Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries.
Family members told investigators that Criss was last seen around the buoys. He was pronounced dead by the coroner’s office at the scene.
Two-year-old Brandon Seaberry of Monroe drowned in the same swimming area last Saturday.
Rescuers pulled Seaberry from the water while he was still alive, but Seaberry was unresponsive to efforts to revive him. Seaberry later died at the hospital the same evening, according to officials.
Both deaths are still under investigation by the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office.