A juvenile was recovered from the banks of the Spring River in Imboden on Monday.
Authorities say a male juvenile was recovered after the Lawrence County Dispatch received a call about a male subject on the banks of the Spring River yelling for help.
The Imboden Volunteer Fire Department and ProMed Ambulance were called to the area of West 1st Street after a resident heard the cries for help. Firefighters decided the male subject needed to be recovered by water due to the terrain of the river banks and secured a boat. The male was said to have been suffering from hypothermia after being on the river all night.
Firefighters were able to recover the unidentified male and transport him by water to the public boat ramp in Imboden where they were met by the ambulance. The subject was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Authorities say the minor had been on the river all night after he fled from deputies on Sunday night after he was found to be in a stolen vehicle out of Pocahontas. The teenager fled from officers after a traffic stop on Highway 63 shortly after 7pm on Sunday.
Officers searched several neighborhoods in an effort to find the subject.
The stolen vehicle, described as a red GMC truck with a U-Haul car dolly were towed from the scene by Cook’s Towing of Walnut Ridge.
The juvenile was reported to be on probation, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to investigate the incident, the subject’s probation officers was also notified. No formal charges have been released at this time.