The Memorial Day weekend's second serious boating accident occurred Sunday evening on the Little River near Marksville, leaving one man dead and the boat’s driver facing DWI and careless operation charges, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
David Crocket, 48, of Mansura died after falling overboard when the driver of the boat, Marcus Logan Sr., 42, also of Mansura, swerved to avoid an object in the water, the release states.
Crocket, who was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time of the accident, went under and never resurfaced, according to the release.
After further investigation, Logan Sr. was cited for operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and careless operation of a vessel.
Further charges may be pending, the release states.
DWI brings a $300 to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail and up to a year suspension of driver’s license and boating operation privileges, while careless operation of a vessel carries up to a $300 fine and 30 days in jail, according to the release.
A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man's body was recovered early Monday morning after an accident on the Amite River Diversion Canal Sunday afternoon, according to LDWF.