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Report: Lafayette attorney at center of boat crash investigation

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 22:00:52-04

A Lafayette attorney is at the center of a boating crash investigation on False River, WBRZ reports.

The crash happened over the weekend when, according to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, a party barge hit a group of children on a tube.

According to WBRZ, the occupants on the boat all fled the scene and the adult, an attorney in the Lafayette area, was later located by authorities at his home.

The investigation was turned over to LDWF. Agents say the man admitted he was on False River, but didn't explain why he hurried home.

Pointe Coupee Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said there were five teenagers also on the boat.

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