Police use dog, track phone to find hypothermic man in woods

The man was released from a hospital Sunday night.

RUTLAND, Mass. (AP) — Police say they used a police dog and tracked a Shrewsbury man’s phone to find him more than eight hours after he said he was wet, cold and became lost in a wooded area in Rutland.

Police tell WFXT-TV (http://bit.ly/2e34FOx ) the man’s mother said she had missed a call from her son early Sunday who told her he had wandered away from a house party. She said his phone died during the voicemail.

Police pinged his phone to find his last known location and used a Petersham police bloodhound to track him.

Searchers found the hypothermic man around 11:30 a.m. with some of his clothes removed. Several first responders carried him to an ambulance.

The man, who hasn’t been identified, was released from a hospital Sunday night.

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Information from: WFXT-TV, http://www.myfoxboston.com

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