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July 18, 2019

Franklinton Man Dies in Boating Incident

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued a press release today (July 18, 2019) that
enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Iberville Parish that occurred on July 12, 2019.

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. on July 12, 2019.

Henley was the operator of a 17-foot vessel when he collided with another 17-foot vessel.  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.

LDWF will be 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.

Click here for the obituary of Bud T. Henley

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