Fisherman gets stuck, catfish gets away
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By Cynthia Haggitt
It’s slippery, sloppy, sticky, people get stuck in it and ruin things — Mud.
Larry Rose went fishing on Aug. 4 and was rescued after finding himself stuck in thick mud.
“I was up to my knees, and as I turned my line broke and got stuck,” Rose said. “I was fishing. I had just caught an 8 to 10 pound catfish and it got away. I endup up stuck in the mud for over an hour.”
Rose was so stuck that they called in the Calhoun Fire Department and Sheriff Heffington.
“Larry was wearing tied up boots and the mud was so thick it was like a suction cup sucking him deeper into the mud by the Loading Dock there that Wednesday. We had to use a shovel to dig him out and unfortunately he threw away his catfish near the bank and the catfish swam away.” Heffington said.
“The mud was so thick and I was so stuck they had to dig me out with a shovel.” Rose said. “If it wasn’t for Fisher’s boat and the sheriff I thought I was going to be stuck forever.”
Police said while many people fish in this area, people don’t normally get stuck in the mud there.