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Rescuer Gets Lost, Rescued

A man called 911 when he became lost in the woods in Birmingham, Alabama, last Friday. A police officer responded to the call, in which the man said he became lost while running from two armed men. The police officer soon found the lost man, but then the two could not find their way out of the woods. A police K-9 unit was dispatched, and the officer and the original lost man were found after a three-hour search. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said,

"He panickedly ran into the woods,'' Edwards said of the victim. The West Precinct officer, whose name hasn't been publicly released, quickly arrived at the location. "Our officer got here and he made the decision to go into the woods to try to locate him,'' Edwards said. "What happened, I believe, the officer got so focused on looking for the victim and he got really deep into the woods. I believe he got disoriented inside the woods."

The officer had left his cell phone in his patrol cruiser, but was able to communicate via his police radio."The cell phone would have been a great assistance to us if he had it with him,'' Edwards said.

The lost man was taken to a hospital to be checked out, while the officer left without talking to reporters. -via Fark


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