Monday, July 29, 2013

10-year-old special needs boy still missing in Kiryas Joel, emergency responders say 

State police and Kiryas Joel emergency officers searched Sunday night for a 10-year-old special needs boy who went missing.

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.

The boy, who has down syndrome, has a tendency to hide, the Kiryas Joel officer said. Kiryas Joel residents and emergency responders helping to search the nearby area and woods.

Responders didn't believe the boy to be hurt, the Kiryas Joel officer said.

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.

As of 6 a.m. , the boy had still not been found, officials said.


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