Boating accident sends child to hospital
Thursday May 28, at 12:30 p.m. The Orange Police Department, Orange Fire Department, and Acadian EMS responded to the report of a boating accident on Adams Bayou in Orange. Emergency officials found that the two boats involved in the accident had made their way to a boat launch know as Lottie’s Landing. Lottie’s Landing is located off of DuPont Drive in The Cove.
There it was learned that a 28 foot long crew boat, captained by a 46 year old man from New Iberia, La, had collided with a 16 foot long fishing boat operated by a 44 year old man from Orange and his eight year old daughter.
The eight year old girl was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She was conscious and alert at the investigation sight, but the full extent of her injures is unknown. The man operating the fishing vessel did not seek medical attention. The captain of the crew boat was uninjured.
The investigation of the accident is being investigated by the Game Wardens from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the United States Coast Guard.