BRANDON TWP. (WWJ) – One person has been taken to the hospital following an emergency rescue operation in northern Oakland County

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, local fire departments and a specialized trench rescue team were called in Monday afternoon, on a report of a man trapped waist-deep in mud in a wooded area of Brandon Township — which is north of Clarkston, off M-15, Ortonville Road.

Plywood was used to shore up around the man, and crews built a contraption with a harness to help lift him out of the mud. A hose was connected to a vacuum truck on site, which was used to suck up the mud from around the man.

After crews struggled a bit, the man was pulled out after about three hours.

He was put on a stretcher and taken from the scene by EMS to a local hospital. He was reunited with his family Monday evening and is being held for observation, according to the Brandon Fire Department.


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