UPDATE – 11:00 P.M. – The missing person Merrill Hood has been located alive in a wooded area. Crews are working on a rescue operation, using drones and MSP Trooper 7.
MSP UPDATE – Maryland State Troopers along with EMS and fire personnel are currently searching the area of St. Mary’s River State Park for a missing 81-year-old male, Merrill Wayland Hood. He is a white male, last seen wearing a orange jacket and Baltimore Orioles hat, as shown in the first image. He was last seen in the area of Norris Road and Chancellors Run Road.
GREAT MILLS, Md. – On December 5, 2022 at approximately 4:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue responded to Norris Road for a missing person in the St. Mary’s State Park.
The search party is for a 81-year-old man wearing a orange shirt and a Orioles hat.
Crews are staging nearby and holding off on going into the woods at this time, awaiting Maryland State Police K-9 units.
Additional crews are staging on the other side of the park on Indian Bridge Road in the area of Onion Fields Lane.
Maryland State Police Trooper 7 has been requested for assistance in the search.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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