Washington County Jackson Marsh rescue, man found hypothermic

Jackson Marsh, Washington County

A 32-year-old man was rescued Friday, March 3 after he got lost in the Jackson Marsh.

The Washington County Sheriff Communications Center got a tip from a woman reporting her son missing in the around 1 p.m. She said he was very wet, extremely cold, and unsure of his location.

The son called 911, and his location was found through a phone pin. Emergency personnel used an access point near Church Road and south of Pleasant Valley Road to get to him.

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Deputies used multiple drones and were able to find the man. The area where he was found was flooding; the sheriff's office said access was difficult. 

The West Bend Fire Technical Rescue was called in to help rescue the man. A team of rescuers wearing ice-rescue suits went in and found him.

The 32-year-old was hypothermic but not injured. He received care at the scene and was then taken to a hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery, the sheriff's office said.