Dartmouth Police rescued a hunter this week who had become lost and stuck in waist-deep water.

On Tuesday around 5 p.m., Dartmouth Police received a call from the hunter, who said he was lost.

Officers responded to an area off Lucy Little Road and found the hunter's vehicle. Police followed a set of footprints into the woods and came upon a body of water but the hunter could not be seen.

Dartmouth Police communications personnel were able to get a better location on the hunter based on his cell phone signal. A short time later, police picked up the trail on the other side of the pond and located the hunter in waist-deep water.

Officers assisted him out of the water and led him out of the woods, where he was evaluated by rescue personnel and released.

"With temperatures dropping below 30, if the hunter had not been located as quickly as he was, the incident would have undoubtedly ended in tragedy," said Police Chief Brian Levesque.

He also commended the hunter for preparing himself with a fully-charged cell phone and flashlight when he set out.

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