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First responders rescue four from submerged vehicle in Ascension Parish

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 10:40:23-05

Two adults and two children were rescued Wednesday morning after their vehicle became submerged in a canal following a crash in Ascension Parish.

According to WBRZ, the crash occurred along George Lambert Road at Highway 429 in St. Amant shortly before 3:30 am.

During the crash, a truck carrying two adults and two children over-corrected and crashed into the New River Canal.

Louisiana State Police and first responders with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Gonzales Fire Department, St. Amant Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance were called to the scene.

A state police spokesperson told WBRZ that two firefighters and a sheriff's deputy jumped into the water to retrieve the children from the vehicle and performed CPR on one of the children and driver of the vehicle.

"We were told they got a pulse back on both of them. So, at this time, all of them are alive," he said.

WBRZ says that officials later told them that one of the deputies assisting in the rescue punched the truck's glass to reach the trapped victims and broke his wrist. He was treated for his injury.

Troopers said that as of Wednesday morning, two of the passengers remained hospitalized.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, but police say that wet road conditions likely played a factor in the crash. They also say alcohol may have played a role in the incident.

Read more from WBRZ, here.

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