Agents rescue woman from overturned car in creek

Published 6:23 am Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents successfully rescued a woman after a traffic accident in Union Parish on July 19.

LDWF Corporal Clint Branton and Senior Agent Hunter Breed were traveling westbound around 1 p.m. on Evergreen Road west of Farmerville when they 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 entered the creek and was upside down in the water with a 46-year-old woman trapped inside.  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.

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