Man Dies in Plaquemines Parish Boating Accident

coast guard motor lifeboatA Madisonville man died after two boats crashed into one another in the Venice area of Plaquemines Parish. Meanwhile, an Arkansas man is in critical condition at the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the boating crash occurred at about 12:35 p.m. near Pilottown. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which is investigating the crash, stated that its agencies had received a distress call about 2:30 p.m. notifying them about the collision between a 24-foot bay boat and a 28-foot oil crew boat in Float Boat Pass.

Steven “Brad” Malcolm, 33, of Madisonville who was operating the bay boat died en route to the hospital.

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