The four men were checked for potential hypothermia and expected to be OK, as was Gorby, the town's German shepherd police dog, said Bridgewater Fire Chief Roderick Walsh.
"We probably had 25 to 30 searchers in the woods at one time or another," said Walsh
As searchers trudged through the woods, the hunter kept in contact with his
son by cellular phone, relaying his
whereabouts by describing what he
could and could not hear, his
view of the sun and the direction of the wind.
"It was the helicopter from Channel 5 that finally located the guy for us," said Walsh
That helicopter then hovered over the lost hunter as searchers on foot closed in on him, said Walsh
police Sgt.Chris DelMonte and Patrolman George Zanelleto were treated and released at area hospitals, said Walsh
The state environmental police officer, whose name was unavailable Monday night, was also treated and released at an area hospital, said Walsh