Heroes Describe How They Pulled Severely Burned Woman from Duck Pond
A woman is found on fire in the duck pond on East Kings Highway. It happened just before 6pm when residents nearby saw the woman flailing around in the water.
Nic Billiot and her brother Lee Banitky saw the woman in the water. They actually did not know it was a woman but they quickly realized something was wrong.
The woman would not respond to them and she flipped over face down in the water. That's when they both jumped in the water to get her to help.
This happened on the Duck Pond near Shreveport Barksdale Highway just before 6 last night.
The woman suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 90% of her body.
We got this preliminary info from SPD:
Just before 6pm officers responded to the 1000 block of East Kings at the Duck Pond on reports of a woman in the water. Bystanders pulled her out. Officer arrived and observed burns to her body. She was transported to Ochsner LSU Health with life threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation suggests no foul play however the matter is still under investigation by SPD and SFD.
KEEL News spoke with both Nic and Lee about their heroic actions to get the woman to the shore and call for help.
First responders arrived on the scene to discover a woman suffering burn injuries to her body. She was transported to Ochsner Health Hospital to be treated for her injuries. Her injuries are considered life-threatening injuries.
Detectives from Shreveport Police Department and Fire Investigators from Shreveport Fire Department are investigating. The woman's name has not been released.