Group Of Cat Fishermen Rescue Man From Tanners Creek

Posted On March 15, 2016

By Travis Thayer


A man was rescued from the Ohio River at the Tanners Creek boat ramp on Sunday around 2:00 p.m. Photo by Noah Veid.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A man who apparently had a medical issue was rescued from Tanners Creek on Sunday by a group of cat fishermen who happened to be at the right place at the right time.

Jason Edwards and a group of men were at the Tanners Creek boar ramp conducting a meeting for a catfish tournament that will benefit a teenager that was recently paralyzing during an accident in December, when they saw a dark grey Ford F-150 mysteriously drive across the parking lot and straight into the water.

Edwards says the incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. It was at that point that several of the men realized something was wrong, and they jumped off the boat dock into the cold water and swam towards the truck.

“We jumped in to action and we didn’t even think anything about it, we just bolted down the hill and jumped right off the dock,” said Edwards.


Photo by Noah Veid.

According to Edwards, the group was able to pull the man from his truck and get him on a boat. Edwards said the man, who he estimated was in his 60’s, had apparently passed out because of a diabetic attack.

Once they got the man back onto land, they pulled his truck out of the water and called 911.

“We aren’t looking for any recognition, we just wanted to get his name and make sure he’s alright,” said Edwards.

Lawrenceburg Police and EMT’s did eventually arrive on the scene. As of now, the man’s name has not been released and his condition is unknown.

The men responsible for rescuing the man include Justin Browning, D.J. Edwards, Garrett Edwards, Jason Edwards, Jason Lynam, Ryan Moran, Issac Veid, and Noah Veid.