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Officers Find Mass. Woman Lost In NH Woods

PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say a Massachusetts woman is safe after she became lost in the North Country woods while searching for cast-off moose antlers in a Pittsburg bog.

Officials say 49-year-old Sharon Matthews, of Warwick, Mass., was rescued from South Bay Bog after she became disoriented in the thick spruce and balsam fir swamp.

Matthews’ husband reported her missing at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. She was last seen around 12:30 p.m.

Pittsburg police and conservation officers used ATVs to search snowmobile trails around the bog until officers spotted a plume of smoke that turned out to be from a fire set by Matthews. She and her dog were found next to the fire at about 8 p.m.

Matthews was wet and had suffered many insect bites, but was otherwise unhurt.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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