Isaac overturns kayak on house-to-truck paddle

Aug 29, 2012

Winds from Tropical Storm Isaac overturned a kayaker who was paddling to his truck, and St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies had to rescue the man and his dog.

Sheriff's spokesman George Bonnett Jr. says the man had parked his truck along Highway 90 in the Slidell area, and was paddling from his home to the truck with his dog Wednesday morning when the accident prompted a call to 911.

Bonnett says Marine Division deputies tied themselves to their vehicles with long ropes, then swam to the rescue.