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Four die off LA Coast after boat capsizes

VENICE, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say that four people have died and one has survived after their boat capsized during a fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck said the five left the Venice marina in south Louisiana at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday but that their twin-engine boat's motor went out an hour later. The boat took on water and capsized.

Einck said three victims were from Alabama and one was from Louisiana. He said the survivor, an Alabama man, held onto a rope on the front of the capsized boat as the four became unresponsive, apparently from hypothermia.

The crew of another boat found the survivor around 1 p.m. He was treated for mild hypothermia.

The victims included the survivor's father and uncle and the uncle's girlfriend. Their names were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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