MDWFP officers recently rescue man

Staff Writer

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers recently rescued Jordan Taylor in a heavily wooded area 1/2 mile from Hebron Road in Holmes County.
On Sunday afternoon July 19 at 2:30 p.m., MDWFP Officers received a call from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating Taylor who was last seen by family members early Saturday morning.
MDWFP Officers Jason Blaylock, Derrick Scott, and Phillip Fancher initiated an immediate search of Taylor’s last known location. During the search, MDWFP Officers discovered tracks, broken switch cane, and articles of clothing. Later that afternoon Officer Derrick Scott located Taylor lying on the ground unable to walk, semiconscious, and dehydrated. Officers Fancher and Scott cleared an access area while Officer Blaylock and EMS medical personnel carried Taylor several hundred yards to an awaiting medical transport. Taylor was transported 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.