SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A 70-year-old man, out looking Native American arrowheads in a wooded area of Slippery Rock Township in Lawrence County, had to be rescued Wednesday evening from a swamp.
The man had gotten permission from the property owner to be on his land.
Luckily, he had his cell phone with him when he and his dog, Daisy, got stuck in some mud and muck in about three feet of water.
Todd Jinks, the rescued man’s friend, said he called him for help when he became stuck up to his knees. Both he and his dog were okay, but they were cold, wet and wanted to get warm.
Property owner Brian Pancher said he just met the elderly man two days ago and gave him permission to be on his property.
Pancher says they used a couple of small boats to get to the stranded man and his dog first, and then put them on an ATV to bring them out to safety.
“You always feel a lot better when you know the person that you took the energy to rescue is going to be okay, and I know he’s going to be good,” Albert Tucker, of the Slippery Rock Township Volunteer Fire Department, said.