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Distressed hunter rescued by Union Co. authorities and emergency personnel

Distressed hunter rescued by Union Co. authorities and emergency personnel

Bill Stephens

November 17th, 2016


Thanks to the quick response of local law enforcement and emergency personnel, a Henderson man is alive and well after a hunting incident in Union County.

Around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Uniontown Police, Rescue Squad, Fire, Uniontown Water Rescue and Union County Fire Departments responded to a deer hunter in distress on the bank of the Highland Creek near Rockford Road.

Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Thomas tells WMSK News 22 year old Nathan M. Nguyen, of Henderson, called 911 reporting he had gone in the water, was confused as to his location and possibly hypothermic. The man reported he’d lost his gun and nearly his life as his hip waders quickly filled with water. Fortunately, Deputy Thomas says Nguyen managed to swim back to the bank. After a quick and concerted effort by first responders, Nguyen was reportedly found on the Highland Creek bank around 9:00 a.m.

Deputy Thomas says a boat operated by Justin Mayberry of Uniontown arrived just as the Uniontown Water Rescue Squad launched their boat. Nguyen was rescued around 9:20 a.m. by the members of the water rescue squad working from Mayberry’s boat.

The Uniontown Rescue Squad, along with the Union County Ambulance Service checked Nyugen’s condition. Deputy Thomas says thanks to the swift and professional response of the first responders the Henderson man was released without the need for further treatment.

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