Rescuers End Up Lost In The Woods


FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Authorities in Massachusetts said three rescuers searching for a lost woman in the forest ended up lost themselves when they found the woman.

Fall River police said two officers and an environmental officer began searching in the Freetown State Forest Monday night when a 25-year-old woman was reported lost in the preserve, WPRI-TV, Providence, R.I., reported Tuesday.

The officers found the woman safe at about 11:45 p.m., but the group soon discovered they did not know the way out of the woods, WCVB-TV, Boston, said.

The group was found by a Massachusetts State Police helicopter at about 12:10 a.m. and they were guided to safety.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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