Missing 71-year-old Oswego County man located by State Police K9 entrenched in swamp

PALERMO — On June 9, 2019, at approximately 1:45 PM, State Police in Fulton responded to a residence on Lot 10 Road in the town of Palermo, Oswego County for a report of a 71-year-old male, with dementia who had left the residence at 9:30 a.m. on foot and had not returned.

Troopers along with members from the Oswego County Search and Rescue responded to the scene. At approximately 5:00 p.m., Trooper Jeffrey Kissock with K9 “Ray” located the male a mile from the residence in a heavily wooded area, entrenched in a swamp. The male was transported to Oswego Hospital for a medical evaluation.

State Police K9 along with members from NYS Forest Rangers, and the Oswego County Search and Rescue Team (OCSAR) assisted in the search.