Department News

Located suicidal female

Today our agency received  calls regarding a reported suicidal female, this female had walked into the State Forest somewhere in the area of Trotting Park and Louis Ave.  However, there was difficulty pinpointing her exact location by pinging her phone.  We asked for assistance in searching this large area from the Tyngsborough Fire Department, Lowell Fire Department, Tyngsborough Highway Department, NEMLEC k-9 units and the Tewksbury Police Drone unit.  We also had assistance from individual town employees who offered to help, and Tyngsborough resident Ken Pappas with his Drone responded and assisted in the search.  Tyngsborough Fire Department Assistant Chief Pat Sands located this female on Trotting Park Road in Lowell, which is an access point to the state forest, approximately one mile over the Tyngsborough line.   The female had minor injuries and was transported to Lowell General Hospital for evaluation.

Job well done by everyone, and thank you for your assistance.

Chief Howe