HUDSON, Mass. (AP) — A group of Massachusetts teenagers is being lauded by police for leading a young boy with autism to safety after he got lost in the woods.
Hudson Police Chief Michael Burks said officers had already called in police dogs and requested a helicopter for their search on Wednesday when the teens emerged from the woods with the boy.
Police say the 5-year-old had been hiking with his mother when he wandered off.
The teens said the boy stumbled upon them dazed and soaked after apparently falling in some water.
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When they realized he was lost, they called 911 and guided him to the edge of the woods.
Hudson police thanked the teens publicly in a post on the department’s Facebook page.