Officers respond to report of screaming, naked man at reservoir

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WASHINGTON COUNTY – Sheriff’s deputies and medical personnel responded to a call of a screaming, naked man with a possible broken leg at Upper Sand Cove Reservoir late Saturday night.

Officers received a call at 9:44 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. David Crouse said.

Upper Sand Cove Reservoir is located on Lower Sand Cove Road, a gravel road that connects state Route 18 near Dammeron Valley to the town of Gunlock.

“Reports were that there was a guy claiming he had a broken leg and he was completely unclothed,” Crouse said.

The 31-year-old man from Hurricane was with a group of campers at the reservoir who had reportedly been drinking all day. The man had wandered off and a friend went to find him.

“He heard the screaming, so he went to investigate, and that’s when they found him laying naked in a pile of rocks,” Crouse said.

When officers arrived they did not see any injuries consistent with a broken leg but the man was transported to the hospital to get checked out, Crouse said.

The man became disorderly and deputies had to ride along in the ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Officers canvased the area and found the man’s clothing nearby, Crouse said. Several prescription medications, including oxycodone, were found in one of the man’s pockets.

The man was not arrested, but charges may be filed at a later date, Crouse said.

“A complaint request was submitted for review to the County Attorney’s Office for public intoxication and possession of a schedule two controlled substance,” Crouse said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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11 Comments

  • ladybugavenger September 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Dot, are you going to be ok without your meds? JK LOL! yore older than 31, ?

    • .... September 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      ♡♡♡♡♡ I’m almost 79 ! LOL !

      • ladybugavenger September 13, 2016 at 12:15 am

        Oh Snap! Don’t forget to put ladybugavenger in your will….

        • .... September 13, 2016 at 6:47 am

          You want the yacht and Lamborghini and the private island and the private jet ? let me know and I will make sure you get them

          • ladybugavenger September 13, 2016 at 10:46 am

            Yes, and can I also have the land with the active oil rigs?

          • .... September 13, 2016 at 12:06 pm

            Yeah you can have the oil rigs

  • .... September 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I see dumbob is off his meds again

  • Henry September 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Maybe the naked man became disorderly because he experienced “shrinkage” like George Costanza on the Seinfeld episode.

  • .... September 13, 2016 at 6:44 am

    If Marshall anybody home or Deputy Arcana Fife caught him they would of sent him to the principles office and banned him from first recess

  • sagemoon September 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

    A naked man…is he hot? Or did I miss out on nothing.

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