PCSO rescues man stuck in the mud

The ’s Office rescued a man who was stuck in the mud.

The Sheriff’s say that yesterday at about 5:30 in the evening the Communications Center received a call from a man who said he was stranded with his canoe and stuck in the mud.

The man was in the Palix River and said he had been returning from a day trip on the river when he encountered swift winds and a decreasing tide.

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office patrol vessel was launched and deputies searched the Palix River until they located the stranded man.

Due to receding tides, deputies were forced to get rope to the man stuck in the mud. The rope was secured to the canoe with the man in it and pulled to the Sheriff’s vessel.

The man was somewhat wet but in otherwise good condition and he and his canoe were transported back to the nearest boat launch and dropped off.

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