A 27-year-old man who ended up lost in the Paddy's Pond area near St. John's was safely located by police and ground search and rescue teams.

The man called the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary around 6 p.m. Saturday, saying he went into the woods on a dirt bike, and was unable to find his way out.

Police and the Northeast Avalon and Central Avalon Ground Search and Rescue Teams were able to locate the man in the Soldier's Pond area at around 1 a.m. Sunday.

The man was treated by paramedics who were on the scene, and was then released.