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Port St. Lucie police rescue Delray Beach man trapped in woods at Sandhill Crane Park

74 year old became exhausted searching for softballs
Port St. Lucie police rescue Delray Beach man trapped in woods Dec. 20, 2020
Posted at 9:17 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 09:17:38-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police in Port St. Luce helped rescue a Delray Beach man who was trapped in the woods at a park Sunday night.

Sgt. Keith Boham said officers responded to Sandhill Crane Park in response to an "elderly male calling for help."

Officers later found Thomas Shore, 74, lying in the woods next to the fence.

Boham said Shore was in the woods at the park searching for softballs that he refurbishes. However, he became exhausted and could not get himself out of the woods.

Officers used bolt cutters to cut the fence and rescue the man, who was there for more than an hour.

Shore was transported to a local hospital by St. Lucie County Fire Rescue.