Thursday, May 21, 2009

Boat Hits Barge near Houma Louisiana - 5 killed

HOUMA, La. -- Five people were killed Thursday morning when their boat hit a barge on the Falgout Canal in Terrebonne Parish, the Coast Guard said.Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Thomas Gresham said a recreational boat reportedly hit a barge that was being used as a platform for repairs on a structure. The accident happened Thursday morning on the Falgout Canal between Theriot and Dulac. Falgout Canal connects the Houma Ship Channel to Lake DeCade. Captain Bill Lake of Bayou Guide Service said it's always a busy area, and the Cocodrie-Dularge area is busier than usual because many people are scouting fish for a rodeo that begins at midnight.

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