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Newtown Police Rescue Lost Elderly Hiker From Paugussett State Forest

Newtown police officers rescued an elderly male hiker in the woods Saturday evening.
Newtown police officers rescued an elderly male hiker in the woods Saturday evening. Photo Credit: www.newtownct-gov

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown's finest came to the rescue of an elderly man who was hiking in Paugussett State Forest on Saturday evening.

Two officers responded to the state boat launch on a report of a lost hiker in the lower part of the state park, according to Newtown police on Facebook.

The hiker had no idea where he was and the information he provided proved to be inaccurate, said police.

Officer Timothy Schoen and Officer Chelsea Harold spent over two hours in snowy and icy conditions to locate the lost man and walk him safely out of the woods, according to police.

Officer Bart Lorancaitis assisted by obtaining and disseminating GPS locations to the rescuers, police said.

Sandy Hook Fire and Newtown Ambulance also assisted on scene in the rescue.

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