Search and rescue teams from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office (GPSO) and the Louisiana Air National Guard (LANG) rescued 113 people from a flooded area in Grant Parish on June 14.
The search and rescue teams were alerted around 5 a.m. about stranded citizens following a private land levee breach on the Red River at Louisiana Mudfest just south of Colfax. Louisiana Mudfest is a private company that hosts all-terrain vehicle mud rides.
The majority of the Louisiana Mudfest property was submerged with quickly rising water leaving over 100 people stranded on a portion of high ground.
LDWF supplied eight agents with seven vessels and LANG provided air support. The GPSO assisted with coordinating the rescues and helping people onto boats.
A total of 113 people and three dogs were rescued by 10:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.