Update: Search called off in North Attleboro

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NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Crews searched a wooded area in North Attleboro for a possible missing man on Sunday after neighbors said they heard someone yelling for help.

Residents on Brookside Way and Sheldonville Road called 911 around 8:30 a.m. for what appeared to be a man to be yelling for help in the woods nearby. There were also reports of screaming coming from the area Saturday night.

North Attleboro Fire Chief Christopher Coleman, said crews the town’s police and fire department, along with the Bristol County Technical Rescue, a Massachusetts State Police helicopter and K-9, the Mansfield Emergency Management Agency and Cumberland Fire Department were all involved in the search.

An extensive search of about a mile and 60 acres was conducted by air and land, but no person was located.

The scene was cleared around 1:30 p.m., according to fire officials.

Coleman said he was not sure if the screaming was coming from a person, or fisher cats or other wildlife living in the woods.


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