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Bethany Couple Aided In Water Rescue on Interstate 49

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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Deputies have identified the two Samaritans who stopped to assist in a water rescue on Interstate 49 north of Natchitoches on Saturday evening. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Deputies have identified the two Samaritans who stopped to assist in a water rescue on Interstate 49 north of Natchitoches on Saturday evening.
Natchitoches, LA. -

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies said two good Samaritans stopped to assist in a water rescue on Interstate 49 north of Natchitoches, Saturday evening.

The couple was identified as Chris Love, 38, and Cathy Love, 36, of Bethany, Oklahoma. They were traveling northbound on Interstate 49 north of Natchitoches, La., when they observed a truck involved in a crash in the median.

Chris Love said he and his wife passed the initial crash and backed up his vehicle to check on the driver in the truck. While backing up, Chris Love saw a SUV in the water on the right side of the interstate and a person inside it waving for help.

Chris Love checked the driver of the truck for injuries and after determining the driver was fine he took off his shirt and entered the water. Chris swam to the SUV and helped the driver out of the driver's side window. Chris helped the driver swim toward his wife Cathy and another male who got them to land safely.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Charles Ware, 38, of Shreveport, La., and was uninjured.

According to KSLA News 12 in Louisiana, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Sheriff's rescue divers, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS paramedics, and Natchitoches City Fire Department responded to the scene after a 911 call was made to the NPSO 911 Center reporting the crash.

Troopers assigned to LSP Troop E determined that the two crashes were separate.

Road conditions were wet due to rain in the area.

Chris and Cathy were returning from Chris's daughters graduation services in Eunice, La. and traveling to visit his grandmother in Longview, Texas at the time of the incident.

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