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K-9 Viper, Officer Coleman Locate Missing Teen In Medical Distress

Oct 28, 2016 11:41AM ● By Bill Gilman

Dracut K-9 Viper located a missing teen Thursday night. (Photo Courtesy Billerica Police Twitter)

Atty. Paul King

 An autistic Dracut teenager is back home and safe today, following a harrowing experience during Thursday night's storm.
According to Interim Police Chief Neil Oullette, the 18-year-old male, whose name is not being released, was reported missing from his residence on Willard Street, just after 10 p.m.
"An immediate search was conducted by Officers Jake Malandrino, Alex Gorman, and Officer Zack Coleman with his K-9 Viper, under the direction of Sergeant Quealy," said Ouellette, in a press release.
Joining the search was a K-9 unit from the North Eastern Massachusetts law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC).
According to Ouellette, the teen was located by Viper and Officer Coleman at around 11:30 p.m. The young man was found in a thickly wooded area, near a creek. 
"The male, who was wrapped in a blanket and found to be suffering from exposure, was subsequently transported to Lowell General Hospital’s Saints Campus, for emergency treatment," said Ouellette. "Given the weather, driving rain and darkness, Officer Coleman and Viper did an exceptional job locating the young man, clearly preventing a potential tragedy."

Dracut K-9 Locates Missing Dracut Teen

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