By Lt. Carl Conner, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office
On Friday, Apr. 22, at approximately 12:11 p.m., the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance in reference to swimmers at Rutherford Beach being in distress.
It was reported that two juveniles were stranded on the rock breakwaters and a third juvenile was drowning. Prior to the deputies’ arrival, all three juveniles were rescued from the water by two adult citizens that were visiting the beach.
Deputies learned that during their investigation, that the juveniles swam out past the rock breakwaters at which time they became caught in the rip current.
Two of the juveniles were transported by ambulance to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to receive a medical evaluation.