Sergeant Glen Lucas
May 5, 2020
Berlin, NH – A Berlin man was found alive and well during a search of the area around Jericho Road in Berlin on Monday.
Officials say that George Crowley III, 58, of Berlin, NH, walked away from his caretaker while at a residence on Jericho Road at approximately 11:00 a.m. The caretaker called for immediate assistance once Crowley did not return after a very short period.
The Berlin Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Forest Rangers, and New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers were called, and all worked together to coordinate search and rescue efforts.
K-9 teams were deployed to search for Crowley at two locations: his point last seen and a cell phone ping location. Area searches were done and officers searched the Dead River by kayaks for Crowley. After these searches were not successful, New England K-9 (NEK9) and Upper Valley Search and Rescue were called to broaden the search of the wooded area.
While these additional resources were in route, teams on hand were being reassigned to cover other areas. After such assignments, a State Police team was driving up an access road to get to their assigned area, and found Crowley not far off the access road at approximately 5:00 p.m., within a quarter of a mile of where he was last seen.
Crowley told rescuers that he decided to take a walk up to the wind towers at the top of the mountain. He said that he did spend some time in the woods while on his walk.
Crowley was in good spirits and appeared to only sustain some small scrapes from his walk in the woods. He was brought back to his family and did not require immediate medical attention, as the family contacted Crowley’s doctor directly.
Officials also note that the public’s support and willingness to help locate Crowley provide a good example of a community caring for their citizens and their well being.