Just hours from death, Mississippi man rescued from Holmes County woods
Taylor was lying on the ground, unable to walk, semiconscious, and dehydrated
He was lost in the Holmes County woods; dehydrated, and too weak to even walk.
It it wasn't for the effective work of some dedicated local officers, he would have died there.
On Sunday, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Officers rescued Jordan Taylor from a heavily wooded area about a half mile from Hebron Road..
That afternoon around 2:30 p.m., Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers received a call from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office for help finding Taylor who was last seen by family members early Saturday morning.
MDWFP Officers Jason Blaylock, Derrick Scott, and Phillip Fancher began an immediate search of Taylor’s last known location.
During the search, they discovered tracks, broken switch cane, and articles of clothing.
Later that afternoon Officer Derrick Scott located Taylor lying on the ground semiconscious, and dehydrated.
EMS medical personnel carried Taylor several hundred yards to an awaiting medical transport and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
“Due to the extreme heat and other conditions it is highly probable that Mr. Taylor would not have made it through the night,” said Col. Steve Adcock, MDWFP Chief of Law Enforcement. “Once again our Officers' determination and training have saved another life,” Adcock added.