Officials from all over the state participated in a frantic late-night search in Upstate New York for a missing elderly man.

On Tuesday, in its latest DEC Forest Rangers - Week in Review report, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed rangers found a missing vulnerable adult in the woods in Upstate New York.

Wilderness Search: Town of Ghent, Columbia County, New York


On Sunday, Oct. 15 at 4:44 p.m., Forest Ranger Gullen overheard Columbia County radio traffic about a missing vulnerable adult in a wooded area in the Town of Ghent.

New York State Police also responded with a bloodhound and a drone.

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Ranger Gullen joined Rangers Allwine, Martin, and Sweeney in the search for the 78-year-old from Ghent, New York.

Missing Elderly Columbia County Man Found In Woods

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During the search, Ranger Allwine heard a faint call for help.

That helped the rangers pinpoint the 78-year-old's location, officials say. The unnamed missing man was found just before 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Austerlitz Fire helped by providing a UTV for a quick and safe evacuation.

The 78-year-old Ghent man was exhausted and had minor scrapes and bruises, according to the DEC.


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