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Missing Child Scare in Delmar

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | August 26, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 092520111

The Bethlehem Police Department was dispatched to Rockefeller Road off of Delaware Avenue in Delmar for a reported missing child on Wednesday, August 26.

According to a statement from Cmdr. Adam Hornick of the Bethlehem Police Department, a seven-year-old child fled the home after a disagreement took place with family members.

Police officers requested assistance from the Slingerlands and Delmar fire departments, who brought their UTV's to search the Albany County Rail Trail, along with a crew from Elsmere Fire standing by.

New York State Police, Albany Police and the Albany County Sheriff's Department also assisted along with New York State Forest Rangers, who were cancelled while responding.

Crews searched an area of the Rail Trail as well as the Normanskill Creek and surrounding areas with the help of the fire department UTV's, firefighters and police on foot, and a drone from the Albany County Sheriff's Department.

Hornick says the child was missing for approximately one hour before he returned to his residence uninjured while searches were ongoing.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.