32-Year-Old Man Rescued From Washington County Marsh

The Washington County Sheriff’s Communications Center took a call Yesterday from a mother reporting that her 32-year-old son was lost in the Jackson Marsh.

The mother was in contact with her son and relayed her son was very wet, extremely cold, and unsure of his location.

Washington County Deputies and Jackson Fire were dispatched to the scene.

Dispatch advised the mom to have the son call in on 911, his location could be established via a 911 phone pin.

The patient was determined to be near Church Road south of Pleasant Valley Road, and a farm lane access off Highway 60.

Upon arrival, deputies deployed multiple drones and were able to locate the patient but the area where the patient was located was flooded, making access difficult.

Jackson Fire requested the assistance of West Bend Fire Technical Rescue with their inflatable boat. Additional assistance was also requested from Slinger, Richfield,
Hartford and Germantown Fire.

A team of rescuers wearing ice-rescue suits were guided in from the farm access road via the drone and located the patient.

It was established that the patient was hypothermic but otherwise uninjured.

A second team with the inflatable boat was able to access the patient from the north from Church Road.

The patient was loaded onto the boat and brought out to Church Road where he received care and was transported to the hospital.

At this time, it is believed that patient will make a full recovery.