MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
An alert ambulance crew helped police locate a missing 70-year old Lanham man yesterday. At around 11:15 am, Monday, April 16, Ambulance 831 from the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station responded to a call for a possible sick person at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Edmonston Avenue. Upon arrival, the crew of two Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics assessed the patient and determined that he required hospitalization. The ambulance crew transported the 70 year-old-male to a nearby hospital.
The Firefighter/Medics completed the transport and returned to quarters. One of the crew members was on the internet and reading a media website when they saw a picture and story of a missing person. The crew member immediately identified the missing person as the man they had just transported to the hospital.
Public Safety Communications was notified so they could notify the County Police what had occurred. Later that evening police officers confirmed the man they transported and the missing person was indeed the same person.
Congratulations to the crew for being observant and alert and to our partners in public safety, the County Police Department, for publicizing a picture and proving a detailed description of the missing person.