The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit rescued a boater Tuesday who was found clinging to a safety flotation device in White Lake.
It happened around 1:25 p.m.
VPSO Marine personnel, and sheriff detectives responded to the area and was able to locate and rescue the unidentified victim.
He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, officials say.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon said the boater had been in the water since 9:00 a.m. Tuesday after hitting a log and being ejected from his boat and clinging to nothing but a survival floatation device.
He wasn’t rescued until 2:15 p.m., Couvillion said.
This is a developing story and more information will be released at a later date, the sheriff announced.