K945, The Hit Music Channel logo
Get our free mobile app

Yesterday was a pretty frightening day for folks out on Shreveport's Cross Lake.  With wind gusts topping out at 20 mph, so say that conditions were choppy would be a pretty big understatement.  The sailing was even rougher for a some Shreveport Yacht Club Youth Camp members who took a few sailboats out for a spin during the windy weather.

According to a report from KTBS, several young sailors had to be rescued from the chilly waters after at least 2 sail boats capsized.  So far, no serious injuries have been reported and all of the children and instructors involved in the incident were rescued and are in good shape.  Reportedly, the worst of it was an instructor that caught a boom (the big arm that holds the sail) during the chaos, but was not hurt to the point that he needed medical attention.

Reportedly, the plan was to take the fleet full of sailing students through a part of the lake that was protected from the high winds, but a few drifted out into the stronger gusts and were flipped over.  To compound the issue, a motorboat that routinely escorts students during excursions like this in case of emergencies was out of gas - prompting the need for 2 rescue boats to be called in for the emergency.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

Read More: Why Does It Only Hail in Summer? And Other Weird Weather Facts

More From K945, The Hit Music Channel