Missing Albany man found alive in Thacher Park


VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Zachary Barrantes, 25, has been found alive after a massive search of Thacher Park. The search began Thursday with law enforcement using K-9 units and a drone and began again Friday morning.

Barrantes is said to have gone missing from his group home located at 320 New Scotland Avenue at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and had not been seen since.

His sister posted on Facebook saying his phone is dead, and that he has no money or identification with him. Police say he was last seen wearing a black and gray jacket and may have lost his glasses.

The massive search effort involved the use of drones and a deployment of K-9 units to help search Thacher Park, where Barrantes was last seen being dropped off by an Uber around 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

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