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Person rescued after falling into water near Whiskey Bay, I-10 reopened

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 17:15:11-05

I-10 East has reopened at Mile Marker 130 (past Whiskey Bay) following a crash.

State Police said one person went into the water Friday morning. Reports state the person has been rescued.

According to WAFB, Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office say the victim was rescued by a fisherman. The person was taken to a hospital.

Video and photos were provided by Clay Henry and Acadian Ambulance.

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One Acadian Ambulance and two Acadian Air Med personnel assisted with the rescue of a patient at the Whiskey Bay landing following the crash.

State Police say the crash occurred when the driver of an 18-wheeler struck a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate. Three people were treated, two in serious condition.

Traffic cameras along I-10 showed boats in the water directly under the bridge where the crash occurred.

Congestion has reached 10 miles in length.

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