OFFICERS, K-9 LOCATE AT-RISK MAN ALIVE
Friday, August 9, 3013
—Cook County Sheriff’s Police located a missing at-risk man alive in a wooded area near Merrionette Park, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
Approximately 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, Sheriff’s Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle near the 3400 block of West 119th Street.
Officers learned that the vehicle’s driver, a 24-year-old Evergreen Park man, may be despondent and try to hurt himself.
A K-9 unit led the ground search, supported by a helicopter, which attempted to locate the man via thermal imaging.
K-9 Kelli successfully led officers to him, utilizing scent from his clothing. He was found lying on the ground under a metal-type thermal blanket with injuries to his wrist.
A Sheriff’s Police Hostage Barricade Terrorist Team medic treated him on scene before paramedics took him to a local hospital for additional treatment.