Weymouth police now say that a woman who called 911 to report she was assaulted and bound with duct tape was fabricating her story.
The woman, 18, later recanted the tale to police, authorities said.
"She was not in fact the victim of an assault of any kind and the entire story was untrue," a statement from the department read.
Officers received a 911 call around 8 p.m. Wednesday from the woman asking for help. When they arrived near a ravine in between Main Street and the Route 3 onramp, officers had to call out for her.
She was found with duct tape on her hands and feet, police said. They removed her from "dense brush" and transported her to the hospital with the help of the Weymouth Fire Department.
Officials said that the woman's story was "very vague" and she did not fully cooperate when speaking to investigators for several hours Wednesday night.
The 18-year-old told investigators that she was given a ride by a man and he dropped her off where she was ultimately found by police.
She also mentioned meeting "different males" on a website, police said. She is not a South Shore resident.