CROWN POINT, La. (AP) — A man and a woman from California died after an airboat carrying 16 tourists overturned in a Louisiana swamp, authorities said Sunday. Three other passengers remained hospitalized.
Daniel Nanna, 31, of Newport Beach, Calif., died just before midnight Saturday, about seven hours after the Louisiana Swamp Tours boat overturned in three feet of water. An autopsy is planned, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Col. John Fortunato said Sunday.
Tsai Woo died of her injuries Sunday afternoon; her husband had flown in and was at her bedside, said Diane Angelico, spokeswoman for Charity Hospital. Woo's hometown in California was not released.
Eleven other people were injured when the boat — a flat-bottomed aluminum craft powered by a big fan at the rear — flipped in a swamp around Lake Salvador, about 20 miles south of New Orleans.