Multiple fatalities in Louisiana boating accidentPosted on
Five men were killed Wednesday in Louisiana when their 24-foot aluminum boat ran under a barge.
According to a report on MSNBC.com, state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Capt. Samuel Martin said the boat hit the barge Wednesday, but wasn’t discovered until Thursday morning. Martin says all bodies have been recovered, and investigators are working to notify the men’s families.
It happened about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans on the Falgout Canal.
This is just the latest in a string of high-profile boating accidents that have happened in the last few months.
Survivors of a fatal Easter Sunday boating accident in Palm Valley, Fla., are suing Crownline Boats, alleging that the “unsafe design” of the bowrider contributed to the crash.
Fourteen people were on the Crownline, two more than the 12 passengers it is designed to hold, when it hit a push boat in the Intracoastal Waterway.
The plaintiffs in that case are seeking $75,000 in damages.