ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A homeless man who tells authorities he was stuck in the mud at the Rio Grande river in New Mexico for three days has been rescued after a group of high school students heard him yelling for help.
An Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman tells KRQE-TV (
http://bit.ly/A6bCXQ) that the students and their biology teacher heard the man yelling from a marshy wetlands area Saturday morning.
It took swift-water and technical rescue teams about two hours to pull the unidentified man to safety. His name and condition were not released.
The man told the students he’d spent three days stuck in the mud about two miles north of Interstate 40 in Albuquerque.
Police later identified the man as Clayton Senn, a transient who’d been living near the river.
Police say they had a warrant for Senn’s arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to an Albuquerque hospital for treatment and was to be booked on the warrant upon his release.
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