Acadian Ambulance medic surprised by patient he saved from drowning

After a transfer from Houma to Mathews, Louisiana, Bayou Region medics Trevor White and Thomas Williams were notified of an emergency just one mile up the road on Hwy. 182. Arriving on scene, they saw an overturned SUV submerged in water. Trevor made his way to the driver’s side where he found 39-year-old Melinda Robichaux suspended upside down. Constrained by the seatbelt and rising water, she was trying desperately to hold her head above water and screaming for help. By climbing through the back window of the vehicle, Trevor was able to get to Melinda, calm her and free her from danger.

Sustaining little to no injuries, Melinda surprised Trevor recently at our Houma station to show her thanks and gratitude.

“Without Trevor, I would have drowned, she said. “I was having such a difficult time keeping my head above water, and the more time passed, the more water kept rising. I will forever be grateful to him.” ?#?EMSWeek?

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