Submerged Car Rescue by LDWF in Union Parish
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents were able to successfully rescue a woman after a traffic accident in Union Parish on Monday (7/19/21).
LDWF Agents, Corporal Clint Branton and Senior Agent Hunter Breed were traveling westbound around 1 p.m. Monday, on Evergreen Road west of Farmerville. The Agents encountered a Honda Civic in the eastbound lane. The car crossed over the road into the agents’ lane and then into a creek that runs alongside the road.
The car crashed into the creek and was flipped upside down in the water. The driver, a 46-year-old woman trapped inside the vehicle. Corporal Branton and Senior Agent Breed responded immediately and were able to free the woman from the car and get her to safe ground. The woman only suffered a small cut on her arm.
LDWF released this statement:
“This could have been a very different outcome if no one would have witnessed this traffic accident and been able to respond within seconds, the agents were in the right place at the right time and their quick reaction saved this motorist’s life.”