Car pulled from creek in West Feliciana
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Several law enforcement agencies pulled a car out of a creek in West Feliciana Parish Monday.
Using a crane, State Police pulled the car out of the creek while West Feliciana Fire crews worked in the water to secure it.
A spokesperson for the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said the car was fully submerged in Thompson Creek where US 61 crosses it near LA 964. The spokesperson said both the WFPSO and East Feliciana authorities were notified around 8:30 a.m. because the bridge is near the border of both parishes.
The sheriff's office said the car's owner was fishing this weekend when his car got stuck. The heavy rain then washed the car into the creek.
The sheriff said local paper mill KPAQ loaned them a crane to pull the car out.
The parish has seen significant flooding after heavy rainfall this weekend, and more than a thousand homes lost power.
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