The Pacific County Communications Center received a call from a man that stated that he was stranded with his canoe and stuck in the mud last Thursday around 5:30 pm. The caller reported that he was in the Palix River. The caller further advised that he had been returning from a day trip on the Palix River when he encountered swift winds and a decreasing tide.
The Pacific County Sheriff's Office patrol vessel was launched and deputies searched the Palix River until they located the stranded man. Due to receding tides, deputies were forced to deploy rope to the stranded man stuck in the mud. The rope was secured to the canoe with the man in it and pulled to the sheriff's vessel. The man was somewhat wet but in otherwise good condition. The man and his canoe were transported back to the nearest boat launch and dropped of