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Hero deputy, construction workers rescue driver from sinking car

4 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Friday, October 24 2014 Oct 24, 2014 October 24, 2014 8:14 AM October 24, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy rescued a person from Ward Creek Thursday.

The department posted on its Facebook page that some construction workers watched a person drive into the creek from South Mall Drive. The driver was unresponsive and the vehicle was sinking.

The workers alerted Cpl. Patrick Roberts, who was across the street writing a report. Roberts ran from his cruiser, jumped in and pulled the driver of the submerged vehicle to the creek bank.

The driver was taken to a hospital, but was found to have no serious injuries. Deputies believe some sort of medical episode caused the driver to lose consciousness and wreck. Impairment is not suspected, deputies said.

"There are still good people," Facebook user Rebecca commented about the situation, specifically posting about the construction workers who helped with the situation.
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