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Missing elderly man found safe in Concord, police say

Huanlu WangActon Police Department

An elderly Acton man who went missing Friday was found, and safe. in Concord by a group of bicyclists Saturday, police said.

Huanlu Wang, 83, was reported missing from the area of 960 Main St. at about 6:15 p.m., Acton police said in a statement. He is known to walk the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and to travel long distances from his home at times.

State Police issued a Silver Alert, a nationwide code for a missing elderly person. Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, State Police canceled the alert, because Wang had been located, the agency tweeted.

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State Police K-9 units and other law enforcement partners helped search for him Acton police said

A group of bicyclists found Wang in the area of Hutchins Pond, Acton police said in a statement Saturday. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital as a precaution.

Acton police said in the statement that they are happy Wang was found unharmed.

Acton Police wish to thank the Massachusetts State Police, local law enforcement partners, and all who assisted in safely locating the individual,” police said.


Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com.