On Friday morning, December 13, 2019 at approximately 7:50am, the Eastham Police Department, along with the Eastham Fire Department responded to Hemenway Landing for a report of a vehicle off the roadway and stuck in the mud in a remote location. The vehicle was determined to belong to a 75-year-old individual from Wellfleet who suffers from dementia who had been reported missing on Thursday afternoon. The Barnstable County Technical Rescue Team and the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council Search Team were called to the scene to search for the individual. A K9 unit from the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office also responded as well as a helicopter from the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing. Drones from both the Eastham Fire Department and the Brewster Fire Department were also utilized. Barnstable County Sherriff’s Deputy Bernardo and K9 Nick tracked the missing person for approximately one-half a mile and located the individual kneeling in the mud in a marshy area. The Eastham Fire Department provided emergency medical treatment and transported the individual to Cape Cod Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. Multiple surrounding agencies assisted with the search as part of the police and fire rescue teams.
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