Rescue underway to recover lost boater found on Mississippi River sandbar

Published 12:34 pm Friday, October 4, 2019

Warren County authorities are attempting to rescue a man who became lost on the Mississippi River.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said 911 dispatchers received a call from Madison Parish 911 about 5:30 a.m. Friday from the man, who said he was in a tent and could not see and believed he was on a river.

Deputies searched the river and found the man on a sandbar in a slough in the LeTourneau area. Deputies were transporting by boat to the boat landing at LeTourneau, where an AirCare air ambulance was stationed.

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Officials had attempted to have the helicopter land near the victim, but were unable to find a safe landing zone to extract the individual.

He is expected to be transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.