NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Queens used night vision goggles and a thermal imaging camera to help find a missing boy with autism.
NYPD Aviation officers responded to a 911 call about a missing person inside Jacob Riis Park just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Public Memorial For Gabby Petito Held On Long Island
Park police had been alerted by the 14-year-old boy’s mother that he was missing in the park.
Great job by NYPD Aviation, early this morning using night vision goggles & a thermal imaging camera they successfully located a missing 14 year old autistic child. The uninjured boy was found in the water in Riis Park and quickly reunited with his family. pic.twitter.com/dBSZBDap0yREAD MORE: New Video Shows Suspects Wanted For East Harlem Slashing
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) August 31, 2021
About 10 minutes later, he was found in the water and reunited with his mom.MORE NEWS: 20th Annual Tunnel To Towers 5K Run And Walk Kicks Off From Brooklyn To Manhattan
No injuries were reported.