West Tennessee Teens Stuck in the Mud Rescued

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Rescuers in West Tennessee have freed two teenage duck hunters who became mired in mud up to their chests.

The Dyer County Sheriff's department says 19-year-old Taylor Cole and 18-year-old Adam Davis, both of the Finley area, had gone to check the water level near a duck blind Monday evening.

A friend found them stuck and called for help after 10 p.m.

A cold front had dropped temperatures to near 40 and it was raining. One of the young men was unresponsive when rescuers arrived.

Deputies got into the mud to bear hug the victims and try to warm them.

Cole and Davis were taken to a hospital, treated for hypothermia and released.

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Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com

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