A family lost in a corn maze made a 911 call for their rescue.
Silly as that sounds, it’s totally true.
A couple with their 3-week-old baby and 5-year-old child decided that a corn maze would be a fun activity … here’s guessing they never return to one.
It wasn’t just one of those little old corn mazes either; nope, the maze at Connors Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts, spans seven acres, with nine foot tall stalks of corn. It can reportedly can take an hour for participants to find their way out.
The family got more than a little lost along the way, panic set in, and they finally resorted to calling 911 for assistance.
In the 911 call, the mom tells the operator: “We came in during the day time and we got completely lost and we have no idea where we are. I’m really scared. It’s really dark and we’ve got a 3-week-old baby with us.” She added, “We thought this could be fun. Instead it’s a nightmare.”
A rescue team, K-9 unit, and a manager at the farm tracked them down in the maze and led them safely out.
They were rescued in 5 minutes — seems the family was almost out of the maze, just 25 feet from the exit!
The farm’s owner, Bob Connor, commented: “We designed the maze for people to get lost but it’s all about family fun and it’s unfortunate that the family got stuck. That’s not our goal. We want a positive experience for all.”
The family were offered free tickets to try the maze again … but they declined.
Moral of the story: Always bring your cell phone into a corn maze.