St. Martinville man shooting film on Katrina experience - KLFY News 10

St. Martinville man shooting film on Katrina experience

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A Louisiana boater who rescued people after Hurricane Katrina, is heading back to New Orleans to reunite with some of the people he helped save.

Doug Bienvenu of St. Martinville used his airboat to get into flood ravaged New Orleans. That involved getting around authorities who didn't want to let him in the city. Over the course of three days Bienvenu helped rescue over 1,000 people. He is currently shooting a documentary about his experience during Katrina.

Bienvenu said they have been working on this for eight years now. Bienvenu said he has managed to keep in touch with everyone since Katrina. He said he calls them at least twice a year.

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