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.