Sheriff's office investigating boating accident that left children hurt in False River
POINTE COUPEE - Officials are investigating after a party barge struck a tube carrying a group of children on the False River over the weekend.
The incident happened Sunday, according to the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office. The department said the barge struck a tube carrying three children and then left the area.
Investigators said the driver of the boat, who's from the Lafayette area, went back to his home and later refused to take a test assessing him for intoxication the day of the incident. He is not facing charges as of Tuesday afternoon.
All three victims, who ranged from ages 8 to 14, were hurt but are expected to survive. One of them was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital.
The Department of Wildlife of Fisheries is investigating the incident.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Mayor Broome on 2une In
Rouses Markets Donating Dairy Products to Southern
Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse for decades
$160 million grant to go toward funding Louisiana's energy transition, creating new...
EBR mosquito abatement booked up with house calls until April