- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

OXFORD, Iowa (AP) - A 25-year-old Hills man who got stuck in mud after falling through ice has been rescued in Johnson County.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says emergency workers were dispatched a little before 10:40 a.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call from the hunter, Jared Bushell. He used his cellphone to call 911 from Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area near Oxford.

Authorities say Bushell fired his gun once to help rescuers find him as they got close, and two sheriff’s deputies freed him from the mud.

North Liberty Fire Department Capt. Chris Kochanny says Bushell was cold and starting to lose feeling in his feet but was otherwise OK. His rescuers didn’t take him to a hospital for treatment.

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