Troopers: Missing West Monroe man safe, had medical emergency searching for lost dog

New York State Police officers search a wooded area near West Monroe after a 65-year-old man was reported missing Tuesday evening.

WEST MONROE, N.Y. — State police were able to successfully find a West Monroe man who suffered a medical event while  lost in the woods searching for the family canine.

Troopers responded to the area of 10 Cusson Drive near the West Amboy Fire Department around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday for reports of a 67-year-old man lost in a wooded area in the the town of West Monroe. Oswego County E911 operators indicated the missing man was having trouble breathing and running low on his supply of oxygen.

West Amboy firefighters and troopers interviewed a family member who stated the man was lost in the woods while looking for the family dog. The family member told authorities the missing man had his phone, but wasn't sure where he was and that his oxygen tank was running low.

Following a search of the area, troopers  were able to locate the man approximately ½ mile from the West Amboy Fire Department.

McFee Ambulance Services also responded to the scene and evaluated the man, who refused further medical treatment.

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