Missing Man Found Safe in Bristol County
"I have a son with Autism, so I hope someone would do the same for him," Fairhaven resident Ashley Ambrose told ABC6 News. "I just came home from work and there's people everywhere. So I figured we'd come out and start searching."
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE)- Members of both the community and law enforcement spent the first half of Thursday searching for a missing 73-year-old man after he went missing Wednesday afternoon.
Fairhaven police said Kenneth Parks was last seen at 1:25 p.m. at Cushman Park on Wednesday, March 17. He was found safe shortly before noon Thursday. Details surrounding his disappearance and his current condition weren’t immediately available.
Parks is non-verbal with autism and police had feared he could be endangered.
Authorities said Parks was walking with a group of people in the park when he was separated from the rest of the group. He was wearing a black down jacket and grey sweatpants.
A search for Parks continued full force once he was reported missing Wednesday afternoon.
Law enforcement stationed themselves between Buzzards Bay and Cushman Park, where Parks had been last seen.
Crews from across the region assisted Fairhaven Police in their search. Taunton Detectives were seen combing through the park, along with help from hundreds of people who live in the neighborhood.
“I have a son with Autism, so I hope someone would do the same for him,” Fairhaven resident Ashley Ambrose told ABC6 News. “I just came home from work and there’s people everywhere. So I figured we’d come out and start searching.”