Rod Willhoft, 33, dead after being thrown from boat, 4 others injured in collision with Highway 11 drawbridge on Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Louisiana

Modified Date: 
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 3:04am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021

Missing New Orleans boater found dead, four others hospitalized after boat crashes into drawbridge

The man, identified by 4WWL as Rod Willhoft of Arabi, was discovered unresponsive about 11:30 a.m. Sunday and declared dead, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

1 person dead, 4 rescued after boat slams into drawbridge near New Orleans

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. on Saturday when the boat, with four other people aboard, hit the Highway 11 drawbridge on the northeast side of the lake, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

People Involved: 
Rod Willhoft

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