ATTLEBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - First responders were able to pull a man to safety Tuesday after he got stuck in thick brush along the Ten Mile River in Attleboro.

Police and fire crews were called to the intersection of Water and West streets around 12:30 p.m. after a good Samaritan said they spotted a disoriented person, according to the Attleboro Fire Department.

The 62-year-old man was found stuck in some thick brush and he was treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

“It was like a needle in a haystack where I found him,” the good Samaritan said in a statement. “The water was high, the mud was very thick, and the overbrush was overwhelmingly concealing his location, and I couldn’t get him out.”

He then went on to thank police who were ultimately able to bring the lost man to safety.

“I’m absolutely convinced if that good samaritan did not launch that kayak, that this probably wouldn’t have been a successful rescue,” said Chief Kyle Heagney. “He absolutely saved this man’s life, and he is a hero.”

No further details were released.

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