Man rescued after bad drug trip
A man, who told emergency dispatchers he was afraid coyotes would eat him, was found safe at a north Carson Valley walking trail on Friday morning.
Douglas County 911 received a 3 a.m. call from the man, who said he was lost in the area of the Bently Heritage Park Trail near the Carson River off the north end of Heybourne Road.
The man told dispatchers he had consumed a controlled substance and was stuck in the mud, Sheriff’s spokesman Dan Coverly said.
“(He) also stated he was scared that coyotes were going to eat him,” Coverly said.
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the sheriff’s search and rescue team found the man standing in water up to his knees at about 6:30 a.m.
Coverly said the man was wet, cold and suffering from the early stages of hypothermia. He was evaluated by medics and then taken home.