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State Police Use Sirens To Help Lost Family In Sutton

SUTTON, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts State Police have rescued a woman and her four grandchildren lost in a state forest by using cruiser sirens to help them find their way out.

The woman called police at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from Purgatory Chasm park near Sutton. She said she and the children, who range in age from 7 to 14, could hear cars on a nearby highway, but couldn't find it.

Troopers from Millbury Barracks positioned their cars along Route 146 and turned on the sirens to guide the family.

When they got to a roadside boundary fence, one of the children and the grandmother collapsed. Troopers climbed over and gave them first aid.

Police say emergency medical technicians took the woman and children to a Worcester hospital where they were treated for dehydration and abrasions.

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