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Photos show million-dollar boat crash on Tickfaw River; 2 people hurt

1 year 1 month 3 days ago Tuesday, April 18 2023 Apr 18, 2023 April 18, 2023 6:35 PM April 18, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

LIVINGSTON PARISH - Two people were badly hurt after a catamaran was launched into the tree line along the Tickfaw River over the weekend.

The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. According to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, five people were on board the luxury boat when it took a sudden turn and crashed through several trees.

A passerby loaded the five occupants into his boat and brought them to a river landing in Livingston Parish where LDWF agents and an ambulance were waiting.

No one was ejected from the boat during the crash, but two people were taken to a hospital in Hammond with "severe" injuries. Both are expected to be OK. 

Photos and video posted on social media show the boat, reported to be a 48-foot MTI catamaran, propped up on its side in the foliage. Similar catamarans typically sell for anywhere between $800,000 and $1.4 million, according to the manufacturer.

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