Sewage Ditch Rescue in St. Amant, La.

St. Amant, La. - The quick action of several St. Amant residents may have saved the life of a local Ascension Parish resident Sunday evening at about 3:02 p.m., according to St. Amant Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc.

Three Ascension Parish residents were traveling Bayou Narcisse Rd. near Colonial Oaks when the female driver lost control and flipped the vehicle several times in a partially filled sewage ditch. Local St. Amant resident John Jenkins, also traveling Bayou Narcisse Rd., arrived on scene seconds after the vehicle came to a rest. Jenkins, along with several other residents who left the scene before local firefighters could thank them, were able to hold the male passenger's head above the sewage water line so he could breathe, stated Chief LeBlanc.

The local residents were even proactive enough to hook a tow strap to the wrecked vehicle and to Jenkins's truck and pull it out the sewage water.

"It is amazing what this group of St. Amant residents did to keep this man alive, and we cannot thank them enough. It is way to early to tell, but if everything holds as it is right now, these quick, fast-action residents have possibly saved the life of this local resident," stated Chief LeBlanc.

Responding agencies were St. Amant Fire, 7th Dist Fire, Acadian Ambulance ground and air units, Ascension Parish Sheriff's office and the Louisiana State Police.