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Search and rescue officer plucked from Ridgefield swamp

July 10, 2013 4:22:25 AM PDT
Search and rescue teams in New Jersey had to save one of their own Tuesday night.

A suspect in a drug investigation fled from DEA agents at the Vince Lombardi Service Area off the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Tuesday afternoon.

He ran into a marsh area by the rest stop, where an active search continued into the night.

At one point, a law enforcement officer involved in the manhunt became disoriented in the swamp and had to be rescued.

The officer was in contact with authorities via cell phone and told them he could see the lights of the service area.

He was found soon after, uninjured.

It was not known if the suspect was caught.


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