Friend announces memorial service for man who disappeared on fishing trip

Eryk "Rusty" Richards
Eryk "Rusty" Richards

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A memorial service is scheduled for a kayaker who went missing three weeks ago and is presumed dead.

A friend of Eryk "Rusty" Richards of Prairieville said the service will be Saturday at Graceworks Church on LA 44 in Prairieville.

A time was not provided.

The 32-year-old disappeared while on a fishing trip near Grand Isle on September 10.

Friends said he loved adventure.

Richards served 10 years in the Navy.

The US Coast Guard called off the search for him on September 14.

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