Sunday, June 08, 2008

Man Dies In Falgout Canal Boat Wreck

A boater was killed and another critically injured in a single-vessel wreck on Falgout Canal according to Wildlife and Fisheries officials. A third passenger, Willie Miller, 28, was not seriously injured. Officials say the cause of the wreck in still under investigation. At 11:20 p.m. the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Water Patrol unit responded to the incident, deputies say. The three male passengers were thrown from the boat and onto the marsh about a quarter mile from the Falgout Canal Marina off La. 315.
Willie Miller leans on a fire truck after talking with officials outside the Falgout Canal Marnia.
The men were boating recreationally, said Sgt. Richard Purvis of Wildlife and Fisheries. A passerby took Miller to the marina as deputies responded to the wreck. Miller “by the grace of God, got out with a scratch on his leg,” Purvis said. The driver of the boat received what officials described as critical injuries and was taken to Leonard Chabert Medical Center. Officials said the vessel was a bass boat. The name of the deceased boater and the injured passenger have not been released because family members have not been notified.

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