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BATON ROUGE, La. (CN) – A federal judge awarded a widow and three children $4.8 million in a default judgment against a business that rents floatation tubes for customers on the Amite River. The husband and father, who could not swim, drowned when he fell out of the inner tube. The company did not respond to allegations that it falsely assured customers who could not swim that the river was safe and that life jackets were not necessary because of the alleged shallow river depth.