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Stoughton woman found alive, stuck in mud a week after last seen

The week-long search for a missing Stoughton woman reached a joyous conclusion after Emma Tetewsky was found “conscious and alert” in Borderland State Park Monday.

Tetewsky was trapped in mud for several days, Stoughton Police said. A pair of hikers heard Tetewsky screaming for help while they were trekking in the state park around 6:00 p.m.

Police say the hikers were unable to reach Tetwesky on their own and called Easton police to the location.

Arriving officers could hear Tetewsky from a swamp-like area from but could not hear the 31-year-old Stoughton woman. Three officers waded for 50 feet through thick brush and swamp to reach her.

Using ATVs, the Easton police officers were able to free her from the predicament and transported her to Good Samaritan Hospital for observation.

Authorities believe Tetewsky was trapped in the mud and muck for at least three days.

“There were so many agencies involved in the search for Emma over the last week. We thank everyone involved. The public never gave up hope that she would be located safely. She could not have been located without the public’s help,” Stoughton Police said in a statement.

Tetewsky was last seen Monday night, June 26, by Pinewood Pond off Lakewood Drive in Stoughton.

The week-long search expanded to multiple surrounding towns as police used helicopters, drones, K9s and boats to scour the area.

“I’d like to commend our Easton officers, who blindly jumped into the water and followed the woman’s calls for help,” said Easton Police Chief Keith Boone. “Their immediate action resulted in saving Emma Tetewsky. We’d also like to thank our incredible Fire Department, Borderland State Park rangers, and the hikers who heard Emma and called 911. Without this coordinated effort, this rescue would not have been successful.”

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