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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Sheriff rescues 10 along Burnt Corn

Jackson uses jet ski to locate and save group who were tossed from their kayaks


May 18, 2023

A kayak trip down Burnt Corn Creek Sunday almost turned tragic for two families after swift currents overturned the boats, sending 10 people to scramble for safety.

A 911 call from Michael Sherrer alerted the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Heath Jackson launched a jet ski and was able to pull everyone to safety.

Jackson said the group of 10, which included adults and children, had launched their boats north of the Highway 41 bridge for a trip down stream late Sunday afternoon.

However, Jackson said when the group got a few bends south of the bridge the kayaks began fl...

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