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SUV plunges into Metairie canal; 2 people rescued

A mother and her child were pulled to safety Wednesday afternoon (April 29) after their vehicle plunged into the canal at West Esplanade Avenue near Rebecca Boulevard. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) A mother and her child were pulled to safety Wednesday afternoon (April 29) after their vehicle plunged into the canal at West Esplanade Avenue near Rebecca Boulevard. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Two people were rescued after the SUV they were in plunged into a Metairie canal Wednesday afternoon.

According to Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, a mother and her child were pulled to safety after their vehicle plunged into the canal at West Esplanade Avenue near Rebecca Boulevard.

A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the two occupants were rescued around 12:45 p.m.

It is not known if they were injured in the accident.

Traffic is delayed in the area while authorities respond to the wreck, but the road is open.

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