An Indiana man is safe and sound after being sought by authorities on both sides of the Wabash River.
Hoosier authorities located James B. Hand, 59, Sullivan, Ind., about 10:30 a.m. Illinois time. He had been reported missing about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Hand was last seen in a canoe on the Wabash, just south of Hutsonville. Later, however, his canoe and campsite on the river were discovered deserted.
The Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Crawford County Rescue, Hutsonville and LaMotte Township fire departments, United Life Care Ambulance Service, Illinois and Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois State Police mounted a the search, using boats, drones, canine units and even an Illinois State Police airplane.
Hand was safe, however, several miles from the river in the small community of Oaktown, Ind.
"He apparently just wanted to get away for a while," Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan told the Daily News.
Meanwhile, an Indiana woman did not fare so well during a trip through southern Crawford County Saturday.
Alisha N. Levingston, 22, Bicknell, Ind., was hospitalized and faces multiple charges after a single-vehicle accident here shortly before 9:30 p.m., the Illinois State Police reported.
Levingston was northbound on Illinois Route 33, about two miles north of the Lawrence County line, when she thought something ran across the road in front of her. She lost control of the 2008 Mazda CX-7 she was driving and ran off the right side of the highway, striking a tree.
Levingston was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, for treatment of her injuries.
She was also ticketed for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage.
Levingston's condtion was unknown at presstime. No damage estimate was available on the Mazda.