By Web staff
STOUGHTON, Massachusetts (WBZ) — Emma Tetewsky, a missing woman from Stoughton, was found on Monday evening by hikers after being stuck in the mud for several days in Easton’s Borderland State Park.
Tetewsky, 31, was reported missing by her family on June 26 after not coming home the day before. She was last seen by her family in her home in Stoughton and by residents on Monday evening near Pinewood Pond.
Police said Tetewsky has a history of mental health issues, which prompted them to ask for the public’s help locating her.
Tetewsky didn’t have access to a car or her cell phone at the time of her disappearance.
An initial K-9 search for Tetewsky was launched on Saturday after police were notified of a reported sighting of a woman who matched her description in the area. After hours of looking, the ground search was brought to a halt without finding her.
On Monday, Easton Police said Tetewsky was located alive in Borderland State Park where she was believed to have been stuck in the mud for over three days.
At around 6 p.m. Easton Police reported to the park after hikers heard a woman screaming for help in a swamp-like area. Not being able to reach the woman without help, the hikers pointed the officers in the direction of the woman’s screams. The officers couldn’t see a woman but could hear her cries for help.
Three officers waded through the swampy area until they found a woman about 50 feet away from land. Using ATVs, Easton police officers were able to free Tetewsky from the mud and carry her back to land.
Once on land, Tetewsky received aid from Easton Firefighters before being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with “serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries,” according to Easton Police.
“There were so many agencies involved in the search for Emma over the last week. We thank everyone involved,” Stoughton police said on Facebook. “The public never gave up hope that she would be located safely. She could not have been located without the public’s help.”
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