Father, Son Killed in Paris Tourist Boat Accident

Other 10 passengers survive after bridge crash
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 14, 2008 7:49 AM CDT
A Paris tourist boat that sank yesterday in the Seine is lifted later in the day.    (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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(Newser) – A father and his 6-year-old son were killed yesterday when a small Paris tourist boat stuck a bridge near Notre Dame Cathedral in the Seine, the BBC reports. The boat sank, trapping the two French passengers under water. They were declared dead at a local hospital. The other 10 passengers survived the accident. Investigators are trying to determine if a crash with another tourist boat in the busy river may have caused the tragedy.