By CODY WORSHAM and JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Editor and Tiger Rag Associate editor
Editor’s Note: The title of this post has been changed to reflect new information
Jim Hawthorne is safe and sound.
LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette tweeted Sunday afternoon that Hawthorne has been “rescued” and is now “safe.” The former play-by-play man, who retired from LSU in March, was feared missing after previous attempts to contact him were unsuccessful.
Jim Hawthorne has been rescued. He's safe. Thanks for all of the help.
— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) August 14, 2016
Very relieved to report that Jim Hawthorne and his wife Carol have been rescued from their home. Thanks to everyone for their concern.
— Charles Hanagriff (@C_Hanagriff) August 14, 2016
Amidst massive flooding in and around Baton Rouge, the former “Voice of the Tigers” was feared missing after relatives were unable to locate him after his home took on water Saturday night. LSU asked local media members to help locate Hawthorne after he and his wife Carol chose to remain in their home in the Park Forest subdivision.