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Hunters rescued from Maine bog will help of cell coordinates

November 13, 2018

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — Rescue workers say they saved three hunters from a Maine bog when the sportsmen were up to their hips and stuck.

The hunters got stuck in the bog in New Gloucester and were rescued on Monday evening.

Capt. Scott Doyle of the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department says the hunters’ call for help was sent via an Apple Watch. He says 20 responders from the department went to the scene, along with members of the Maine Warden Service.

The Portland Press Herald reports the hunters’ cellphone coordinates helped rescuers find them. Responders did not immediately identify the hunters, who refused to be taken to a hospital and were allowed to leave.

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