NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk teen who had been reported missing for several hours last week was found injured on a steep hill in a wooded area, police said.
Police received reports at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, that a 16-year-old girl was missing. Officers began searching several locations in the city where they believed she could be but were unable to locate her, police said.
At about 5:15 p.m., they found her in a wooded area near Flax Hill Road and Martin Luther King Drive after receiving information that she was in the area, said Sgt. Terry Blake of the Norwalk Police Department.
The girl was on a steep hill, which was difficult for officers to access, police said. Blake said she was distraught and was suffering from obvious injuries, the cause of which were unclear, police said. Officers began speaking with her, telling her not to move because they did not want her to further injure herself or fall, police said.
Two officers began climbing the hill, and another began going downhill, police said. They were finally able to reach her and take her into protective custody, police said.
The fire department and the Norwalk Hospital EMS were also on the scene and assisted with the rescue. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
"It was a great team effort from all three agencies involved, including our combined dispatch," Blake said.