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Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, October 28, 1976

We know
where your
friends are.
BI L LIA RDS,
BOW L NG
and PIN BA L L
at the
UNION
Joi The Daily
Ars Department!

Boat captain s
autopsy shows
alcohol content

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The, on Capt. Egidio Auletta, corn- way to tell how many were
captain of a Mississippi River| pleted yesterday, showed a actually aboard at the time of
ferry packed with early morn-| blood alcohol content of .09 per the accident.
ing commnuters was "almost: cent. "That is just a tad under EIGHTEEN PERSONS sur-
legally drunk" when his craft 0.1 ... which is the legal defini- vived the accident.
collided with a tanker, killing tion of ,being drunk in the State Some officials said after the
an estimated 78 persons, a of Louisiana," he said. mishap the captain's body was
coroner said yesterday. The ferry George Prince and not found on the bridge. He was
the Norwegian tanker Frosta the only licensed pilot known to
Thidriferryboatsaptinha collided at dawn last Wednes- be aboard.
leans Coroner' Frank Mmnyard. day as the smaller craft made "There is no way to tell how
"He was almost legally drunk, the 10-minute crossing from much the alcohol impaired the
ad this culed wth the fact Destrehan to Luling, about 20 captain's ability,"' said a spokes-
that heis at the end of his miles upriver from New Or- person in the coroner's office.
shift - the drinking an h leans. "No way to tell whether it was

THE CORONER told report-
ers only one autopsy was made.
It included a test of urine, which
showed no trace of drug con-
tent in the captain's blond.
He said no uther autopsies
were performed because ther2
wvere so many' victims. "We
knew how they all died," he
said. "They all died of drown-
ing."
He said he presented a copy
of the autopsy to the Coast
Guard, which is conducting an
inquiry into the collision.
KENNETH BECNEL, one of
the 18 survivors of the accident,
was testifying before the Coast
Guard when the report was re-
ceived.
He said a whistle was usually

bb:wn when the ferry cast off
for the three-quarter-mile trip
across the Mississippi. But there
was no whistle, he said.
"Penole stairted yelling to get
wit. I ran to the front of the
f yrrv," he said. "People were
rmningY a round telling pepeto
get out of the cars, that the ship
wvas going to hit ... I was freak-
ing out, to tell you the truth."
When the ship struck, Becnel
said he was pinned between two
cars, but they slipped apart as
water rolled up onto the deck,
and he was freed. He said the
next thing he knew, he was un-
der' water.

fatigue - in my judgment, im-
paired his judgment and. abili-
ty to handle his vessel."
MINYARD SAID the autopsy

Divers have recovered 72 bod-' 10 per cent or 40 per cent. He
ies and 34 vehicles from the was a young man, weighed
river so far. Officials have coin- about 200 pounds and that would
piled a list of 22 other persons have had an effect ... But Dr.
believed still missing, although: Minyard felt that his reflexes
they acknowledge there is no were slowed down."

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