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Golden Meadow man dies after boat hits piling

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GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 29-year-old Golden Meadow man died of head trauma after his boat hit a piling on Bayou Lafourche.

Enforcement division spokesman Adam Einck says Richard Griffin Jr. was alone in the 16-foot vessel when the accident occurred about 5:15 a.m.

Wednesday about a half-mile south of Golden Meadow. He says Griffin was taken to Lady of the Sea Hospital in Galliano and then to University Hospital in New Orleans, where he was pronounced dead.

The department is investigating the accident.

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