Scary Rafting Trip on Big River in Jefferson County

(Desoto) A rafting trip on the Big River in Jefferson County almost turned tragic for a family yesterday (sunday) afternoon.

A 911 call from a woman came in at about 4:15.

The woman said her husband got off their raft and into the river and found himself in trouble.

He was not a good swimmer and was intoxicated.

At one point, he was said to be hanging onto a limb near the riverbank to stay afloat.

De Soto Rural Fire launched it’s boats and rescued the man.

His name has not been released but authorities say he did not suffer any injuries.