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EXCLUSIVE: West Baton Rouge family shares images of near-death camping trip

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Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:02 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jul 24, 2014 11:02 PM
Source: WBRZ

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PORT ALLEN- A man who survived a near-death camping trip shared pictures of the aftermath with WBRZ News 2.

Krik Sanchez, 47, and his family were in a large camping group near the Canadian border earlier this week when severe storms moved over their site. The storm created what park rangers called a blowdown, uprooting trees and tossing them onto the campers.

Sanchez showed pictures of trees on top of tents, smashed camping gear, and a site littered with debris.

Sanchez was injured protecting his son as the trees fell around them. He broke his arm but his son was not hurt.
A 13-year-old boy was also hurt, though. Hayden Toups broke his pelvis.

Sanchez flew home and was back in West Baton Rouge Thursday. Toups is expected to return Friday.

Click HERE to read more about their ordeal.
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