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