ACTON -- An overnight search for a suicidal 29-year-old Watertown woman ended Saturday morning when search and rescue teams found her suffering from self-inflicted injuries in a wooded part of Acton.

Acton police joined the search for the woman about 5 p.m. Friday when an officer ran a plate on a suspicious vehicle parked at 362 Main St., and discovered it was owned by a woman whom Watertown police were seeking because she was possibly suicidal.

Acton police and firefighters, Watertown police and state police canine units searched the area until about 2 a.m. Saturday. They resumed the search at 6 a.m., with help from the Central Massachusetts Search and Rescue Team, according to Acton Deputy Chief Rich Burrows.

The woman was found at 10:27 a.m. Saturday, in a wooded area about 100 feet from a road through heavy brush, Burrows said.

First responders had to carry the woman out of the woods before she was taken by ambulance to Emerson Hospital in Concord for evaluation and treatment.

The woman will not be identified because the call was medical in nature.

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