On Sunday morning, Grundy County Emergency Medical Services was advised of an older male stuck in the mud on the west bank on the south side of the Charlie Dye bridge.
Grundy County Rural Rescue also responded, then a request was made to bring rope rescue equipment. This is when Trenton Firefighters responded.
On scene, rescue personnel found an older male just off the bank in the water approximately up to his knees in mud and just above his waist in water. The male was not hurt only exhausted from attempting to free himself from the mud for almost an hour. He was then found by another fisherman. The fire department spokesman noted the older male had slipped down the muddy bank and into the water while fishing.
Rescue crews managed to get a rope around his waist and hoist him from the mud ultimately freeing him.
The older male was examined by Emergency medical service personnel and released to the care of his wife. This individual was from Chillicothe and it was reported to be his first time fishing near Charlie Dye bridge.