Inebriated, passed out man rescued after floating 7 miles down river on raft

Inebriated, passed out man rescued after floating 7 miles down river on raft
FILE PHOTO: An inebriated man passed out on a raft and floated 7 miles down an Indiana river before he was rescued by authorities as he approached a dam. (Indiana Department of Natural Resources/Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ind. — An inebriated man passed out on a raft and floated 7 miles down an Indiana river before he was rescued by authorities as he approached a dam.

The man, who has not been identified, was passed out with a bottle of rum on his lap, MLive reported.

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Department of Natural Resources officers first found the man but were unable to awaken him while they shouted and blew a whistle from an embankment along the Blue River.

Officers later used a boat and set up a tagline in order to stop the man from going over the Milltown Dam. However, the man had washed ashore a few miles before the dam.

Authorities found the man. After a medical evaluation, he was arrested. Charges were not released.