One dead, two injured, after boating accident near Cocodrie

Published: Jul. 23, 2017 at 2:13 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2017 at 11:46 PM CDT
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source: TPSO
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A boating accident in Terrebonne parish leaves a one fisherman dead and two injured.

According to a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's office report, it happened Friday, July 21, shortly after 11:00 p.m. in Lake Baree near Cocodrie, La.

Authorities say a captain and six fishermen were on a charter fishing trip when their 25-foot bay boat struck an underwater well head. Three of the men were ejected from the boat on impact. One of the three ejected, died. Deputies identified him as 36-year-old Jacob E. Fulmer II from Ector Texas.

The other two men were rescued and treated for minor injuries.

The boat accident is now being investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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