One Duxbury man has flown more missions than he can even remember as a pilot for the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing. He is Trooper Rick Boulas, a State Police Air-Wing Helicopter Pilot and Duxbury resident.
Trooper Boulas was on-duty earlier this week when the request for a state police helicopter to assist in the search for missing female hiker in her mid 20s, came into their hangar at the Plymouth Airport.
Boulas says he and his Tactical Flight officer Mark Costa scrambled, and within seven minutes were hovering over the woman in a 5,400-acre state forest located between the communities of Freetown and Fall River.
Trooper Costa says they innitially made contact with the woman over her cell phone, just minutes after arriving on scene. The crew, which had some trouble getting out of the woods, removed the woman from the woods with ATV’s.
Steven Dodrill spoke with Trooper Boulas and has this: