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Helicopter crew saves family, infant from flooded car in Livingston Parish

7 years 9 months 5 days ago Tuesday, August 16 2016 Aug 16, 2016 August 16, 2016 9:23 AM August 16, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: USCG

BATON ROUGE - The Coast Guard continues to respond to flooding in Baton Rouge, rescuing an additional 12 people on Monday night.

They assisted with another 34 rescues.

At about 8 p.m. Monday, a helicopter crew was diverted to rescue a family of three, including a five-day-old infant having respiratory complications, who were trapped in their car on a highway surrounded by water in Livingston Parish.

The family and infant were hosted into the helicopter to be taken to North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond to receive immediate medical care for the infant. The Coast Guard reports the child is now listed in stable condition.

Coast Guard crews have rescued more than 207 people and assisted with almost 3,000 people in distress. They’ve also rescued 28 pets.

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