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Barge with excavator overturns in canal in Eden Isles

The sheriff’s office posted about the incident on its Facebook page around 1:45 p.m.
Credit: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

SLIDELL, La. — A barge with a large crane on it toppled over in a canal in the Eden Isles neighborhood Thursday afternoon sending three people on board into the water.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said St. Tammany Sheriff's Office was handling the incident, but they were reporting that all three people made it out of the water, one was taken by helicopter for treatment.

The sheriff’s office posted about the incident on its Facebook page around 1:45 p.m.

A photo showed a large object overturned in a canal near the Eden Isles Drive Bridge on the Highway 11 side.

The bridge is closed during the operation.