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Bath Man Honored by FBI for Aiding in Rescue Mission

Jerry Schorr helped Bath Police find and rescue Arthur Cole in July 2011.

On July 24, 2011, Arthur Cole, an Alzheimer's patient, was home from a treatment facility for the weekend. He disappeared from a Hametown Road home and police started a township-wide search.

After searching for Bath resident Jerry Schorr found Cole stuck is a swamp one block from the Hametown Road home, said Bath Police Chief Michael McNeely. 

"Schorr heard Cole's cries for help," McNeely said. "He found Cole and contacted us and he assisted with the rescue."

The rescue effort took a couple hours because the area was thickly wooded and wet with vegetation 6 to 8 feet high. Cole was pulled out and hospitalized, but had no major injuries.

"It was one of the most tremendous acts of heroism I've seen in my career," McNeely said. "He deserves all the accolades in the world."

Schorr was recognized by the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation of Cleveland on Nov. 16 and Schorr was given a Hometown Hero award.

Jacqueline Schorr November 25, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I think you meant Cole was hospitalized with no major injuries not Schorr (paragraph 4)
Megan Rozsa November 25, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Oops, you're right, Jacqueline. Sorry! It has been fixed in the story.

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