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Wildlife agents investigating boat collision in the Atchafalaya Basin

Posted: 8:06 AM, May 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-16 09:06:21-04

Wildlife and Fisheries agents say they are investigating a boat crash in Iberia Parish this morning. 

Agents say the crash happened in the Atchafalaya Basin GA cut just before 6:00 am. Wildlife agents say a fisherman and his passenger were traveling north on the east bank side of the channel when they encountered another fisherman who was traveling South along the same side of the channel.

Agents say that the boaters attempted to avoid a head-on collision by turning. During the attempt to avoid an impact, wildlife agents say the two boats collided. The department says that no injuries have been reported and that agents are on scene investigating the incident.