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LDWF investigating crash involving children, Lafayette boater

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Posted at 10:08 PM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 23:08:20-04

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a crash on False River involving a Lafayette boater.

According to WBRZ, a party barge hit a tube on the water carrying a group of children.

Investigators say the driver of the boat went home and refused to take a sobriety test.

The children on the tube ranged in age from 8 to 14. All are expected to survive, but one was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital.

So far, no charges have been filed.

Read more from WBRZ here.

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