84-year-old man rescued hours after falling down an embankment while walking his dog

Published: 04/10/2022 16:31:20

NORTHAMPTON — Police have found a missing elderly person who fell on an embankment Monday night and spent hours screaming for help.

At around 9.30pm, officers arrived at a house in South Street to help the resident find her husband. He had left three hours before walking the dog, a task that usually takes half an hour, police said in a social media post.

Police said the resident said the dog returned “with his leash in tow, minus his owner,” an 84-year-old man with limited mobility who uses a cane.

‘Officers searched the area and were able to locate the owner within minutes,’ police said, finding he had fallen down a steep 20ft embankment in the woods and was trying to get attention.

Northampton Fire Rescue took the man to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

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