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March 3, 2024

St. Francisville, LA – Victor Guillory Rescued Near Bayou Sara 12 Hours After Helicopter Crash

March 3, 2024

St. Francisville, LA (August 22, 2021) – The name of a pilot who was discovered in serious condition after staying afloat for 12 hours in the Mississippi River has finally been released.

The man has been identified as 62-year-old Victor Guillory, a resident of Lafayette, who was found clinging to a propane bottle, floating in the river near the mouth of Bayou Sara on Friday, August 20th.

Deputies launched a boat and were able to rescue the stranded man.

According to police reports, Guillory was piloting a Robinson R-44 helicopter out of Lafayette when the helicopter went down in the river at about 4:45 a.m. on Friday, roughly 45 minutes after takeoff.

Officials confirmed that Guillory was the only one in the aircraft when it crashed.

Guillory was transported by Emergency Medical Services to a hospital in Baton Rouge suffering from exposure and a possible diabetic condition.

The sheriffโ€™s office spent the weekend searching for the downed aircraft using a boat, a helicopter, and a drone.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Helicopter Accidents in St. Francisville

8.22 St. Francisville, LA - Victor Guillory Rescued Near Bayou Sara 12 Hours After Helicopter Crash

Thousands of victims are injured or killed every year in various kinds of avoidable accidents, such as those caused by faulty components, bypassing safety protocols, or operator carelessness.ย  When a person has been injured or killed, they or immediate members of their family are most likely eligible to seek financial compensation by filing a civil claim.ย 

When a person is harmed in an accident brought on by another personโ€™s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a St. Francisville personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.ย ย 

Although statistically speaking, flying is the safest method of transportation, there are still risks involved, especially when faulty equipment could be to blame. This is one of the leading reasons for the heavy regulation of the aviation production trade.

The St. Francisville, LA accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises.ย 

Defective equipment is not something anyone wants to come across while they are several thousand feet in the air. After any type of aviation accident, a thorough investigation has to be carried out in order to determine exactly what went wrong and if the crash might have been avoided.ย ย 

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victimโ€™s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in any kind of accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Louisiana by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

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Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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