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Tag: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

May
26th

Search for missing South American dignitary ends happily at Louisiana’s Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

From the National Park Service:

 

Dr. Francisco Piedrahita was found yesterday afternoon in the park’s Barataria Preserve unit following an intensive four-day-long interagency search. He was spotted from a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department helicopter that was conducting a media overflight and a ground team was dispatched to his location. Piedrahita was found leaning against a tree approximately 300 yards off of a park trail – extremely dehydrated but coherent and in fairly good shape. – and was transported to a waiting ambulance by ATV. Family members, who had been holding vigil in the park, greeted him to the sounds

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