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Sands rescued from Big Sioux River

On June 30, 2019 at 8:26 PM, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an individual in the Big Sioux River just north of the Jefferson Bridge, SW Plymouth County. Upon arrival, deputies and fire officials found Steven Sands, age 68 from Chatsworth, about chest deep in the Big Sioux. It is possible he had been in the water for up to 8 hours. A passerby saw the subject in the water and was able to get a rope to him. More people began to stop and help and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was finally contacted. Agencies responding include Akron Fire, Akron Ambulance and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office Water Rescue Team. Akron Fire was able to safely remove Sands from the Big Sioux and he was taken to Mercy Medical.  His condition is unknown. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people in an emergency situation please activate the 911 system immediately.

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