Resourceful thinking helped rescue a stranded angler this week in
State Police were called to
Parsons walked down the stream planning to find a suitable crossing point and became separated from his companions.
State Police found Parsons about two miles downstream from his original position. Members of the Cowen Volunteer Fire Department instructed Parsons to cast his fishing line across the stream. Firemen attached a rope to the hook and Parsons reeled the rope across the water and tied it off to a tree. State Police Corporal Loughridge used a rappelling harness to cross the river and assist Parsons back to the safety of the opposite bank.