Boating accident leaves two Texas residents in hospital

The following is a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division and U.S. Coast Guard are jointly investigating a boating accident between a 50-foot yacht and a tugboat pushing barges at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Vermilion Parish.

The two people aboard the 50-foot yacht were husband and wife Charles Burt, 72, and Sandra Burt, 70, from Seabrook, Texas.

After striking the tugboat, Charles Burt was able to get the boat to the Chevron dock in Intracoastal City where he was given first aid by Chevron dock first responders before being airlifted to Lafayette General Medical Center for head injuries.  Sandra Burt was taken by ambulance to Lafayette General Medical Center.  No one from the tugboat received injuries.