Chaotic scene in Portage after man gets stuck in mud waist deep

Posted at 1:21 AM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 13:09:50-05

PORTAGE, Mich. – The Portage Department of Public safety says it took about 40 minutes to find and pull a man from the mud Saturday.

It happened shortly after 3 p.m. on the west side of Sugar Loaf Lake in a wooded wetland area.

Deputies say the first call that came in sent them to Rolling Hill Avenue but they couldn’t locate the victim.

After 20 minutes, dispatchers were able to use the victim’s cell phone to track his location until his battery ran out.

It took three Portage firefighters another 20 minutes to pull the man from the mud, according to a release from the Portage Department of Public Safety.

He was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital for evaluation.

It was not clear if he was injured or his condition as of this morning.

Police say nearby residents, an official with the DNR and several first responders helped locate the man.