St, Martinville Man Drowns At Catahoula Locks

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Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 2:23 p.m. Saturday afternoon in reference to a possible drowning at the Catahoula Locks.

Posted: Aug 16, 2021 8:49 AM

St. Martinville, La.-  Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 2:23 p.m. Saturday afternoon in reference to a possible drowning at the Catahoula Locks.

Upon arrival, Deputies learned that George Barras, 59, St. Martinville, LA, was walking along the bank when he slipped and fell into the water.

Bystanders were able to retrieve him from the water and began CPR. Despite continuing lifesaving efforts by Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and Acadian Ambulance personnel, Barras was pronounced deceased.

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