BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has honored a National Guard helicopter crew that rescued six people during floods last year.

The Bayou 69 crew first rescued a wildlife agent and firefighter whose boat overturned while they tried to rescue two people along the Dugdemona River east of Winnfield in Winn Parish. Other boats and a high-water vehicle couldn’t get to them, and the two held onto their overturned boat for hours.

The helicopter crew then rescued a state trooper and a state worker stuck on a road grader, then the civilians the agent and firefighter had tried to rescue.

At Thursday’s meeting, the commission gave the department’s Enforcement Citizens Exceptional Bravery Awards to Chief Warrant Officers Jack Mucha and Corey Sayer, Staff Sgt. Chad McCann and Sgt. Aaron Adam.