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Four injured in Diversion Canal boat crash

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago June 03, 2015 Jun 3, 2015 Wednesday, June 03 2015 June 03, 2015 8:05 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

MAUREPAS - Two juveniles and two adults were taken to an area hospital after a boat crash on the Diversion Canal Wednesday night.

The operator of a fishing boat was thrown off the craft after the boat crossed into the wake of an oncoming boat and went airborne. The boat, no longer under the operator's control, veered into a dock where it crashed into a stored boat.

The crash happened around 5:30, two miles south of Highway 22.

The injured were taken to the hospital by ambulance and an emergency helicopter. Their injuries are described as moderate and minor.

As of this post, no charges had been filed in connection with the accident.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents are handling the investigation.

Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

Photos provided by Lisa Folse & WBRZ staff


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