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Boat crash kills man in Livingston Parish

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Posted: Dec 6, 2013 11:27 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2013 11:30 AM
Source: La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries

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Topics: boat, crash, livingston, springfield, blood, river, blood river, wildlife and fisheries, investigation, emil durbin, durbin

SPRINGFIELD - The cause of a boating crash that killed a man in Livingston Parish is under investigation.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are looking into the Dec. 5 single vessel crash that killed 68-year-old Emil Durbin of Springfield.

LDWF agents were called in about the crash on Blood River last night around 7 p.m. They found Durbin's body and his badly damaged boat around 8:15 p.m.

Agents believe that Durbin lost control of the vessel and struck a tree on the bank, ejecting him from the boat. They believe Durbin may have hit a tree as he fell into the water.

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