First responders rescue man stuck in high water

| March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 transfer call from Knox County in reference to a male subject stuck in high water.

The male subject advised that he was from out of town and did not know where he was at but had been stuck in the high water in his vehicle for about an hour. Dispatchers were able to ping his cell phone and get a general location for the subject and he was located on State Route 715 near Township Road 423.

The driver was still in his partially submerged vehicle approximately 100’ into the water. A deputy and firefighter from Walhonding Valley Fire Dept. went into the water and were able to retrieve the driver, identified as 66-year-old William Morrill from the Youngstown area.  Morrill was later transported to the Coshocton Regional Medical Center by Coshocton County EMS.

Assisting the sheriff’s office at the scene was the Walhonding Valley Fire Dept. and Coshocton County EMS.


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