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Ind. Conservation Officer helps woman hurt in French Lick

Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 11:46 AM CDT
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. (WFIE) - An Indiana Conservation Officer didn’t hesitate to help a woman stranded on a stickup in French Lick.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Officer Zac Howerton grabbed a life jacket and swam out to a woman who found herself entangled with a fishing lure lodged in her leg.

With the help of the fire department, officials say Howerton was able to swim the woman to shore, where EMS treated her injuries.

We’re told she was very appreciative of those that helped her.

Officials say the French Lick Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department also assisted Howerton.

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