Emergency crews from two towns scoured the woods near just before sunset on Thursday searching for a distraught teenager.
About 30 and police from both Oxford and Southbury searched for the boy for about a half-hour between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Oxford Fire Chief Scott Pelletier said.
"We wanted to get to him before it got dark because that would have been a difficult situation," he said. "Luckily, nobody was injured."
Police received the call of a distraught teenager in the park between Southbury and Oxford, and emergency crews didn't waste any time or resources searching for him. Pelletier said firefighters used John Deere all-terrain vehicles and spread out in teams searching all of the trails near the park to find the boy.
Police from Southbury and state police brought a dog to attempt to locate the teen. Southbury officers and state police officers located the boy, who was safe, about a half-hour into the search; he was leaving the lower end of the trail in Southbury, Pelletier said. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.