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05th Jul 2023

Missing woman who was stuck in mud for three days found alive thanks to screaming


By Charlie Herbert

Emergency services had to wade ’50 feet from the shore’ to reach her

A woman who was stuck in mud for three days has been found alive after passers-by heard her screaming for help.

Emma Tetewsky, from Massachusetts, had gone for a hike in Borderland State Park near Foxborough on June 26.

She was then not seen until July 3, when a pair of hikers heard her screaming in a “swamp-like area.”

The Easton Police and Fire Departments was dispatched but when they arrived at the scene they couldn’t see Tetewsky, so started a search.

After wading 50 feet from the shore through “thick brush and swamp”, they eventually reached her and found that she was miraculously “conscious and alert.”

Emergency services estimate she had spent at least three days trapped in the mud.

A statement by the Easton Police Department said they had to use all-terrain vehicles to reach the area where she was stuck.

Once back on dry land, she was treated by firefighters before being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with what are serious, but not believed to be life-threatening, injuries.

Easton Police Chief Keith Boone said: “I’d like to commend our Easton officers, who blindly jumped into the water and followed the woman’s calls for help.

“Their immediate action resulted in saving Emma Tetewsky. We’d also like to thank our incredible Fire Department, Borderland State Park rangers, and the hikers who heard Emma and called 911.

“Without this coordinated effort, this rescue would not have been successful.”

“We want to thank all of the agencies that cooperated with us, including the Easton Police Department, the Easton Fire Department, the Stoughton Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police,” said Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamara, the chief of the department in Tetewsky’s hometown.

“If it wasn’t for the public helping us and giving us tips over the last five days, we wouldn’t have been able to locate her. This is the best possible outcome,” she added.