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LDWF agents save woman after vehicle overturns in Union Parish creek

LDWF agents successfully rescued a woman after a traffic accident in Union Parish
LDWF agents successfully rescued a woman after a traffic accident in Union Parish(LDWF)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 8:44 PM CDT
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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Louisiana Wildlife agents successfully rescued a woman after a traffic incident in Union Parish. The incident happened on July 19, 2021.

According to the La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Corporal Clint Branton and Senior Agent Hunter Breed were going westbound around 1:00 p.m. on Evergreen Road west of Farmerville when they encountered a vehicle in the eastbound lane.

Agents say the vehicle crossed over the road into their lane and then into a creek that runs alongside the road. They say the vehicle went into the creek and was upside down in the water with a 46-year-old woman trapped inside. The agents were able to free the woman from the car and get her to safety. They say she only suffered a small cut on her arm.

“This could have been a very different outcome if no one would have witnessed this traffic accident and been able to respond within seconds,” said Col. Hebert with LDWF. 

“The agents were in the right place at the right time and their quick reaction saved this motorist’s life,” he said.

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