More Details Released About Friday’s Search and Rescue Involving Multiple Agencies

Additional information about Friday’s successful search and rescue for Spencer Allen and his son has been released by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a press release, shortly after 9 p.m. EST on Friday, deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a missing person. The deputies were informed that 27-year-old Spencer Allen had left his residence with his 3-year-old son between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a red Honda four-wheeler. Family members were reportedly unable to make contact with him and there was limited additional information available.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from multiple agencies. The search efforts consisted of a large area of northern Pulaski County from the Denham area to U.S. Highway 35, north of Winamac.

Major progress was made when Pulaski County Communications was able to retrieve an approximate location of the father and son using cellular telephone provider information.

With the assistance from the cellular telephone information and a drone provided by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Allen and his son were found by assisting personnel.

The two were treated on the scene by Pulaski County EMS. The child was released to his guardian at the scene and Allen was transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital but was later transferred to another medical facility for further treatment.

In their release, police noted that the incident is not a criminal investigation and no criminal charges are expected.

The agencies that assisted in the search included Indiana DNR Conservation Officers, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Valparaiso Police Department, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department and Pulaski County EMS.

Assistance was also provided by the Winamac, Medaryville, North Judson, Bass Lake and Railroad Township Fire Departments as well as multiple civilian Samaritans who loaned ATVs and helped with the rescue effort.