Wirt Co. Responders Rescue Man, 5-Year-Old Son

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

Updated: 11:53 p.m.

Sheriff D. Keith Wilson, Jr. said the man and his five-year-old son were not in Goose Creek when responders arrived Saturday, they were on the creek's bank. He said the man and son had crossed the creek to the bank and were lost.

Before that Sheriff Wilson said the pickup truck the man was driving got stuck in the mud on Goose Creek Road near the Wood and Ritchie County lines. When he and his son got out of the truck, Sheriff Wilson said they crossed the creek, walked down the bank, and then got lost.

The man apparently told Sheriff Wilson they had been there for about five hours. About an hour and a half after responders got the call, they were able to get to them on a rescue boat.
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A man and his five-year-old son were rescued from a Wirt County Creek Saturday evening, after they had been in the water for about five hours.

Sheriff D. Keith Wilson, Jr. said the pickup truck the man was driving got stuck in the mud on Goose Creek Road near the Wood and Ritchie county lines.
When he and his son got out of the truck, Sheriff Wilson said they went up the creek where it was deeper and got lost.

Responders rescued them in a boat and they were taken to a local hospital. Both have since been released.

State police are looking into what happened leading up to the rescue.

Their names have not been released.


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