Two Canton men rescued by rangers after getting vehicle stuck in remote Hopkinton
HOPKINTON – Two Canton men were rescued by state forest rangers after their vehicle became stuck on a back road of the Sylvan Falls Hunting Club in a remote part of Hopkinton on Sept. 7 around 1 p.m.
The men, a 69-year-old and a 72-year-old who were not identified by name by the state D.E.C. in a press release, were uncertain of their exact location and called county 911 for help.The 911 center obtained cell phone coordinates and dispatched local emergency personnel to the scene.
At 4:33 p.m., the 911 center called D.E.C.’s Ray Brook dispatch requesting forest rangers to help locate the men.
By 9 p.m., two rangers had searched the area using ATVs and determined the location coordinates were not correct and that the stranded motorists must be elsewhere.
Four additional rangers with ATVs responded and located the men just after midnight.
Rangers transported the two men by ATV to county sheriff’s deputies by 2:15 a.m., who then transported them back to their residences.