LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A 72-year old man has 3 teenage boys to thank for possibly saving his life.
Billy Sheperson, Austin and Tyler Davis had taken a shortcut through a small path behind Tri-County Mental Health Services on Bartlett Street in Lewiston Sunday, when they happened upon a man trapped between a concrete block and a fence.
Lewis Osgood had been reported missing from a boarding home on Bradley Street around 11 o'clock Friday night. Police aren't sure how long he had been trapped before the boys found him, but say it's likely with the holiday weekend, he could have been there until Tuesday, when full time staff returned to Tri-County Health.
It's unclear why Osgood was travelling that back path, but the teens say he told them he had followed a voice. They say he wasn't wearing any shoes and was surrounded by flies.
The teens had run across the street to find an adult, and finally found someone to call 9-1-1. Fire crews were able to cut the fence around Osgood and free him. As of Monday afternoon, Osgood was in stable condition at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
Lewiston Police Sgt. Michael Whalen says the teens may very well have saved Osgood's life. The boys have been nominated for a citizen's award through the city.