Stock photo

Riverhead Town Police located a missing vulnerable adult last night, after a search assisted by Suffolk County Police aviation and Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

A 78-year-old Park Road man with dementia was reported missing at by family members at approximately 9 o’clock Sunday night, police said. After an extensive search of the surrounding area by Riverhead Police, including a Riverhead K-9 unit, assisted by a Suffolk County Police helicopter and RVAC, the man was located unharmed, police said.

It was the second day in a row Riverhead Police were able to locate a missing vulnerable person, after extensive searches involving a Riverhead K-9 unit and a county police helicopter. On Saturday, police located a missing 14-year-old boy with special needs who was reported missing from Little Flower Children’s Services in Wading River Saturday morning. The boy was also located unharmed.

Support local journalism.
Now more than ever, the survival of quality local journalism depends on your support. Our community faces unprecedented economic disruption, and the future of many small businesses are under threat, including our own. It takes time and resources to provide this service. We are a small family-owned operation, and we will do everything in our power to keep it going. But today more than ever before, we will depend on your support to continue. Support RiverheadLOCAL today. You rely on us to stay informed and we depend on you to make our work possible.