3 injured in Iberville Parish boating accident, including severe - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

3 injured in Iberville Parish boating accident, including severe injuries to 75-year-old man

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

According to the Iberville Sheriff's Office, a boating accident occurred around 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 near the Bayou Sorrel boat launch in the Plaquemine area.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two boats collided after one boat took a curb too fast and ended up on the wrong side of the bayou. Officials say three people were injured in the crash, including a 75-year-old male who sustained severe head injuries and was airlifted to the hospital. 

A couple was thrown into the water from one of the boats while the elderly man was knocked back, severely injuring his head.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update with more information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly