1 dead, 2 severely wounded in Plaquemines Parish boat crash
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (WVUE) - One man is dead after a boat struck a rock jetty in the Empire Channel in Plaquemines Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Officials say the crash happened on Fri., Oct. 8 around 8:45 p.m.
Three occupants were ejected from an 18-foot vessel onto the rock jetty.
Jose Granados, 49, of Baton Rouge, did not survive. An autopsy will determine the official cause of death.
The two other occupants were air-lifted to a local hospital with severe injuries.
Nearby over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued three boaters who had to fend off sharks about 25 miles offshore from Empire.
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