Jackson County Deputies rescue men from sandbar

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department rescued two Seymour men who were stranded on a sandbar in the White River.

A Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says that at 12:49 a.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the Reddington area to search for the men, 36-year-old Jeremy Howard and 19-year-old Devin Ball. Authorities say that the men were in a boat when the engine stopped working. They reportedly lost their oars, causing them to come to rest on a sandbar, just south of the Jackson / Bartholomew County line.

Two deputies walked nearly a half-mile to find the men. Once rescued, all four men were forced to walk a stretch in the heavily wooded area until they could be reached by the Sheriff Department’s utility terrain vehicle.

No injuries were reported.