Hearthlings getting stuck in water

For some reason, in two of my games near water ponds/lakes, a hearthling goes for a swim and gets stuck. He/she just swims around randomly and seems to be unable to path find it’s way back to land.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. play game near water source
  2. wait for a hearthling to go in

Expected Results:
hearthling should be able to swim back to town

Actual Results:
hearthling swims randomly



Version Number and Mods in use:
Version 0.17.0 (release-593) x64 build

System Information:

Do you have a ladder into the lake?

Make sure you can see a path for them to go out, it might have been blocked by scaffolding or whatever other reason; there should be stairs or a ladder to get them out.

You can also try to force an action on them, they might be idle because they have nothing to do. Do they try to get out if they’re hungry / sleepy?

He has acces to the shore from what I can tell and I have tried to give him
a thing to craft then I tried to reasign him and by now he is starving.

You need to build a ladder up to land so he can climb out


Thank you! That fixed it. He climbed out and survived.

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Phew, I thought it was going to be another case of sudden death of masons x___x’’’