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Lost during Sunday stroll, Carver man found safe in woods

After a four-hour search, rescuers found a man who was lost in the woods at nightfall on Sunday, Carver police said.

Police received a 911 call at 4:45 p.m. from the 55-year-old man after he got lost in the woods behind his home, Police Chief Marc Duphily said.

Police, fire, and EMS personnel went to the area bordered by South Meadow and Mayflower roads and Main Street.

The area contains ponds and bogs, where it is easy to become disoriented, Duphily said.

“It’s very difficult to get through,” he said. The man “went for a walk and just got turned around.”


According to Duphily, about 65 people searched for the man. Twenty-five from the fire department, five from the police department, several from EMS, a couple from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, and 14 from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Unit.

The rescuers were split into two teams, one that went inside the woods and another that surrounded the perimeter.

He said it wasn’t an uncommon place for people to get lost.

State Police said they used a helicopter to aid in the rescue, locating the man after he started a small fire to keep warm.

Rebecca Fiore can be reached at rebecca.fiore@globe.com.