Teens found in woods with help from police
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Two teens who were lost in the woods in Rockport found their way home with a little help from responders.
“That was completely rock solid briar brush. No way of getting through that,” said Peter DeRosa.
His legs were covered in scratches. They’re proof of the 14 year old’s hike into the woods that turned dangerous. He was hiking with a friend on the Gloucester/Rockport line Saturday when the two lost their way.
“But as Peter explained the situation I started to get more concerned and more concerned,” said DeRosa’s father, Christopher.
As darkness set in the teens called 911 for help. It took police a few hours to get through the thick underbrush the teens had worked through.
“Kind of like solid briar brush. They ended up coming in with machetes and cutting open a path,” said DeRosa.
“They got quite slashed up with the cat brayer and mosquitoes,” said his father.
DeRosa said the mapping device he and his friend were following showed them a trail that wasn’t there. Now, they’re both praising the work of the police and fire department.
“They came through with flying colors. I was just so happy and pleased to get their call at around 9:15 at night, saying that he was safe,” said Christopher DeRosa.
Besides scratches on their legs and a few bug bites, both boys were not hurt. DeRosa said he would go exploring again.