WRENTHAM (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Two teens were rescued from Joe's Rock Park in Wrentham on Wednesday night.
Fire crews responded to Joe's Rock at about 5 p.m. after reports of two people trapped about 40-feet up on a rock-face.
Fire crews said Wednesday night that they are 27-year-old men from Wrentham and Attleboro, but Thursday morning, officials said the young men are 17 and 18 years old. The Sun Chronicle identifies them as Seamus Cuddy, of Attleboro, and Mike Agnello, of Wrentham.
Officials said the two decided to climb the rock because one of them was in the area on Tuesday and decided that getting to the top of it would be a good sightseeing trip. The young man brought his friend back on Wednesday to climb it, but they became stuck after getting between 30 and 50 feet up. One of them had his cell phone and called for help.
The first firefighters at the scene threw the teens a rope to hang onto as they waited for more rescue crews to hike a quarter of a mile into the woods with a 35-foot ladder and a thousand feet of rope. Nearly an hour after arriving to the scene, rescue teams took the ladder to the top of the rock and repelled down with a rope to lower both climbers to safety.
One of the teens had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance because his body temperature had dropped too much. Chief Robert Spurr of the Avon Fire Department says the teen had laid out against the rock, which caused him to lose body heat.
A warming station was set up for the emergency crews who braved the freezing temperatures during the rescue.
Joe's Rock is a wooded area near the Rhode Island border that is popular for hiking. Wrentham Fire Chief Jay McMorrow says this isn't the first time they have responded to Joe's Rock, but that Wednesday's rescue was the most dramatic.