Blake Shelton Rescues Men Stranded in a River, Declared “a Hero”

Blake Shelton helped four young men trapped in a mudhole late last week. 

Blake Shelton, a man of many hats. Late last week, the Voice coach got his shoes and shirt dirty when he helped rescue four young men after their truck got stuck in a mudhole near the Washita River in Ardmore, Okla., on Friday.

“Me and my buddies were checking out the river, when some of my buddies [accidentally] slid into a big mud hole and got stuck for about two hours,” Bryar Blanton told Entertainment Tonight of the incident. “Me and [my friend] Adrian started walking down the road [looking for help] and Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck.”

Blanton’s cousin Lenyell and other close family friend Josh were the two who were trapped in the mudhole.

“Then, we went back to the river and he [Blake] tried to get them out with his truck,” Bryar continued. “He couldn’t do it, so he said he would be back in 15 minutes with his tractor. I was just like, ‘Heck yeah!’ and asked him for a photo with us. He lives about 45 minutes from me.”

The excited country fan shared the photo on Twitter, along with the caption, “@blakeshelton just wanna thank you for helping us yesterday man.”

Shelton, 39, caught wind of the social media gratitude and tweeted back in kind.

“No problem.. Now you boys stay outta jail!! Ha!!!” the country crooner wrote.

This isn’t the first time Shelton has lent a helping hand to members of his community. In June, he helped Oklahoma resident Roho Hartman tow his stalled truck up a hill during Tropical Storm Bill, and then gave the man a ride home.

During the drive, Hartman's wife called. “I said, ‘Blake Shelton pulled me out and he’s gonna bring me on home!’ I said, ‘You better … you better slick up!’” Hartman told local News Channel 4 at the time.

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