Story Updated: Railroad employee reportedly fell into canal; St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputies searching for person who fell into Charenton Canal

Railroad employee reportedly fell into canal. Update, Wednesday, 7:25 am:

Marine and Patrol Sections of the St. Mary Sheriff’s Office along with personnel from other agencies are on the scene at the Baldwin Canal near the area of the Railroad Bridge responding to the report of an incident involving an employee of the rail company falling into the canal Tuesday night at approximately 9:30. The search is ongoing this morning.

Original Story:

Late Tuesday night, first responders from Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department and Franklin Fire Department began searching for a person who had fallen into the Charenton Canal from the railroad bridge.  As of 1:05 am Wednesday morning, the scene was turned over to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard as efforts are underway to locate the missing person in the canal.