A Massachusetts woman who had been missing for a week was rescued on Monday after she was found stuck in mud in a state park south of Boston, authorities said.
Emma Tetewsky, 31, was found around 6 p.m. Monday after police officers were dispatched to Borderland State Park, where hikers said they heard a woman screaming for help in a « swamp-like area « , the Easton and Stoughton Police Departments and the Easton Fire Department he said in a joint statement. The state park is located approximately 30 miles south of Boston.
Authorities believe she may have been trapped in mud for three days.
« The public never lost hope that she would be safely located, » police in Stoughton, Mass., where Ms. Tetewsky lives, said. said on Facebook on Monday.
Ms. Tetewsky was reported missing around noon on June 26 after she was last seen near her residence in Stoughton, a town of 29,000 about 20 miles south of Boston. Authorities said she was known to have visited Pinewood Pond in Stoughton and Lake Massapoag in nearby Sharon, Massachusetts.
By June 28, other agencies had been brought in to assist with the search, including the Massachusetts State Police and the police departments of Easton, Westwood and Quincy, Massachusetts. Mrs. Tetewsky’s sign. Authorities asked for the public’s help in daily social media posts, noting that Ms Tetewsky did not have a mobile phone with her.
In an interview with WFXT-TV on June 29, Stoughton Police Chief Donna M. McNamara urged anyone living near a waterway to “check under any canoes or rafts you may have, if you have an outbuilding, shed, on your porch, anywhere can seek shelter. «
The breakthrough came Monday afternoon when hikers at Borderland State Park, known for its fishing ponds and hiking and biking trails, heard Ms. Tetewsky screaming for help. Unable to walk there without assistance, the hikers called authorities, Stoughton police said.
« Upon arrival, Easton’s officers heard Tetewsky but were unable to see her, » police said.
Three officers waded 50 feet from shore, through thick brush and marsh, to reach Ms. Tetewsky and brought her back to shore, where she was evaluated by firefighters, Stoughton Police said.
Ms Tetewsky was conscious and alert when found, police said, and was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.