Local first responders with Bossier Sheriff’s Office prepared for rescues


The Bossier Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a capsized speedboat near the Red River South Marina.

According to Bossier parish officials, they received the initial reports shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday after the storms rolled through, that there were originally four to five people stranded in the water.
Both, fire and rescue crews with South Bossier fire district two and South Bossier EMS, along with agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, were responded to the scene.

Deputy Tony Vandagriff with the sheriff’s office was the first deputy on scene.

“South Bossier fire launched their boats and we got reports that civilians were attempting to rescue at the location. We found out that a South Bossier Fire Rescue Boat was already in route to that location and observed two people on a jet ski, or three people on a jet ski, returning back to the launch,” said Vandagriff.

The couple who was in the capsized boat had spent about 10 minutes in the waters before they were actually rescued by other boaters.
Thankfully, everyone was safe, thanks to the help of other boaters and the teamwork of the responding agencies.

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