A "great job" by all parties, some volunteers, who sprung into action quickly recently after a child was reported missing in Hastings-on-Hudson led to a hasty recovery, according to Lt. David Dosin.
A local woman went into police headquarters at 8:15 p.m. on September 25 and reported her 11-year-old son had run away after showing signs he was distraught by a recent family death. She provided police with a description of her son and said he was last seen near the rear slope of the library property.
Dosin said police and Fire Department volunteers immediately set up a command post at police headquarters and deployed firefighter volunteers to search the area.
The boy was found just over an hour later, at 9:26 p.m., hiding under a bush in his neighborhood and unharmed, police said.
"It was a great job overall by everybody," said Dosin.