VENICE, LA — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating a boating crash incident between two vessels that occurred on June 10 in the Venice area in Plaquemines Parish.
LDWF agents received a distress call around 2:30 p.m. about two vessel collision between a 24 foot bay boat and a 28 foot oil field crew boat in Flat Boat Pass.
All three subjects from the bay boat were transferred to University Hospital in New Orleans. The operator of the bay boat, Steven “Brad” Malcolm, 33, of Madisonville, died en route to the hospital. Dennis Prince, 60, of Malvern, Ark., is in intensive care at University Hospital with severe head trauma. Corey Prince, 34, of Fayetteville, Ark., was treated for an elbow laceration.
Tyler Scott, of Belle Chasse, was the operator of the crew vessel, and Lyrissa Demolle, of Venice, was the passenger. Neither Scott nor Demolle were injured.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating crash incident.