KIRYAS JOEL – State police and Kiryas Joel emergency officers found a 10-year-old special needs Brooklyn boy who went missing for some 15 hours.
Shimon Zorger went missing near Lizensk Boulevard, a densely populated cul de sac off Schunnemunk Road around 6 p.m., said a Kiryas Joel public safety officer.
Police say the boy seems to be in good health.
The boy was found about 9:15 Monday morning at the Byoel Moshe girls school on Forest Road, not far from where he was last seen.
The boy, who has Down syndrome, has a tendency to hide, a Kiryas Joel officer said.
He had been visitng his grandparents in Kiryas Joel.
Residents and emergency responders had beeen going through the region helping to search the nearby area and woods.
State police search dogs and rescue boats had been called in to help in the search. Initial reports have the search boats going to Shadow Lake and Lebanon Lake.