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Dartmouth Police save lost hunter Tuesday

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DARTMOUTH, MA – On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Dartmouth Police responded to Lucy Little Road, after receiving a call from a hunter who was lost and stuck in waist deep water.

Upon arrival, officers located the hunter’s vehicle, and followed his footprints into the woods for a substantial distance, until they were met with an impassible body of water.

While reassessing the current situation, Dartmouth Police Communications personnel were able to get a better location on the hunter, based on his cell phone signal. As a result of this, officers located another path behind a residence on Lucy Little Road.

While walking the path, officers found the other side of the previously mentioned impassable body of water, where they once again began to follow the hunter’s footprints in the snow.

A short time later, officers successfully located the hunter in waist deep water, and helped him out.

Though the hunter was capable of walking out of the woods without assistance, Rescue personnel were on location to evaluate and release him.

According to Chief of Police Brian P. Levesque, “With temperatures in the low thirties, and quickly dropping, if the hunter had not been located as quickly as he was, this incident would have undoubtedly ended in tragedy. Not only do I commend the involved members of this agency for their quick response and outstanding teamwork, but also the hunter, who had properly prepared himself by bringing both a full charged cell phone and flashlight with him when he set out. It is directly because of their collective efforts that this story had a happy ending.”

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