At least two individuals were killed and six others sustained injuries in the seven boating accidents recorded by Louisiana authorities last month, an article of nola.com reported on April 7.
Reports stated the two boating fatalities took place on March 12 and on March 27. The first fatality occurred near Black Bayou in high flood waters when a boat containing three persons suddenly stopped after a bow rope stuck to the boat propeller. One of the three boaters fell overboard and did not resurface from the water. The second fatality was discovered in Assumption Parish’s Lake Verret when witnesses saw an unoccupied boat circling. The boater’s body was later recovered without any evidence of a personal flotation device. Many of the boaters who were rescued after accidents were wearing floating devices. Since January, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division have recorded a total of twenty-seven boating mishaps that resulted in four fatalities and eighteen injuries.
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