Blake Shelton Rescues a Group of Young Men From a Mudslide in Oklahoma
By Desiree Murphy
Blake Shelton is making headlines again, but this time, it has nothing to do with his highly-publicized relationship with his new girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.
The 39-year-old country singer helped rescue a group of four young men -- Bryar Blanton, Lenyell Blanton, Josh Turner and Adrian Poplin -- who were stuck in a mudslide near the Washita River in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Friday.
ET caught up with Bryar, who gave us details about what went down, and how Blake came to their rescue.
"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," he explained. "Me and Adrian started walking down the road [looking for help] and [that's when] Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck."
"He told [Adrian and I] to hop in," he continued. "Then, we went back to the river [where my friends were stuck] and he tried to get them out with his truck. He couldn't do it, so he said he would be back in 15 minutes with his tractor."
Bryar and his friends couldn't believe it was Blake who came to the rescue.
"I was just like, 'Heck yeah!' and asked him for a photo with us," he added. "He lives about 45 minutes from me."
Bryar also noted that Blake was a cool guy. "After he helped us out, he talked to us for a minute then said he had to go," he told ET. "He had his bow with him and he talked to us about hunting. He's an all-around nice, caring guy."
Following the event, Bryar took to Twitter to thank Blake for his efforts. "Just wanna thank you for helping us yesterday man," he tweeted.
Surprisingly, this isn't the first time Blake's achieved hero status.
Back in June, Blake celebrated his 39th birthday doing a good deed. As ET previously reported, the singer helped a stranded man named Roho Hartman, whose truck was stuck on a flooded road due to Tropical Storm Bill, tow his truck out of the water.
One day before Blake's most recent heroic act, the country crooner announced on Twitter that it had been 25 years since his late brother, Richie Shelton, passed away. Richie died in a car crash when Blake was only 14 years old.
"Wow... 25 years ago today we lost my brother Richie Shelton," Blake tweeted on Nov. 13. "He's still my hero going strong. Wish everyone could've known him."
Wow... 25 years ago today we lost my brother Richie Shelton. He's still my hero going strong. Wish everyone could've known him.