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Corn maze 911 call ended a nightmare

cornmaze101411_optBY BOB HOLT

The owner of Connors Farm says his corn maze is a challenging course. The 2011 design is the Salem Village Headless Horseman, and Bob Connors admits it may be trickier than in most years.

A Massachusetts couple will attest to that.

Reuters reported that a Massachusetts family made a 911 call for help after becoming lost in the dark in the maze. The woman said, "I don't see anybody. I'm really scared. It's dark and we've got a three-week-old baby with us." The family was only about 25 to 30 feet into the maze at the time.

The Danvers Herald reported that Officer Justin Ellenton answered the 911 call and entered the corn maze with Farm manager Ritchie Potter to search for the family. Ellenton and Potter found them in about nine minutes.

Part of the transcript of the call had the woman saying, "It was daytime when we came in. We thought if we came in someone would come in and find us... Oh, my goodness. The mosquitoes are eating us alive, this is the first time I took my daughter out, never again. This is embarrassing."

According to, Kamille Combs, marketing director for the company which designed the Connors maze, said their average corn maze is 8 to 10 acres and it takes most people 45 minutes to complete them. Connors said he offered to let the family come back and try again for free, but they’d had enough. The names of the family were not released.

Designs from past years at Connors Farm have included “Eastwood” with Clint Eastwood’s face throughout the corn, and Family Guy.

Comments (1)
1 Monday, 17 October 2011 13:20
They need to be brought up on charges for abusing the 911 system.

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