Man killed in boat crash

Published 4:01 am Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reported Thursday that LDWF enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Iberville Parish that occurred on Friday, July 12.

According to the LWDF, the body of Bud T. Henley, 52, of Franklinton was recovered from the Grand River shortly after being involved in a head-on collision with another vessel around 7 a.m.

Henley was the operator of a 17-foot vessel when he collided with another 17-foot vessel, LDWF officials said. Henley was ejected from the vessel into the water where he was found deceased. Both Henley’s passenger and the other operator sustained injuries and were taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.

The LDWF is the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident. It is unknown at this time what caused the vessels to collide.

Henley’s body was turned over to the Iberville Parish Coroner’s Office to determine an official cause of death. Henley was found without wearing a personal flotation device, LWDF officials said.