Cook County Sheriff’s Police located a missing at-risk man alive in a wooded area near Merrionette Park last Friday, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said.
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 4:25 p.m. near the 3400 block of West 119th Street and learned a 24-year-old Evergreen Park man in a “despondent” state was the driver and was missing from the car.
A K-9 Unit led a ground search and a helicopter was used in an air search to locate the man. He was finally caught after a K-9 unit dog found him via a scent used from the man’s clothing. He was found lying on the ground under a thermal blanket with injuries to his wrist, according to the report. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
— Cook County Sherriff’s Office