Monday, July 29, 2013

Missing Boy Found in Safe In Kiryas Joel

State police say a 10-year-old special needs boy who went missing Sunday in Orange County has been found safe.

The boy, Simon Zorger, went missing near Lizensk Boulevard, a densely populated cul de sac off Schunnemunk Road in Kiryas Joel.

The boy was found a half-mile from where he was last seen near a girl's school off Mountain Road in Kiryas Joel. A local volunteer spotted the boy along with another volunteer and a state police trooper. The boy is autistic and has wandered off before.

Police say he is in good health, but he was taken to Westchester County Medical Center to be checked out. Simon's family is from Williamsburg Brooklyn, and he wandered away from the yard of his grandparents' home, where the family was visiting.

His family released a statement: "We are grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of concern and support from our loved ones and all of our friends and neighbors as well as the rescue personnel involved in the search. Our son is in good condition at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. As we move forward we ask that you honor our family's request for privacy so we can focus on his care. Thank you."

CBS 2 NY reports.


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