Search continues for missing vulnerable adult in Waterford [Updated]

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Update: Waterford police report recovering Michael Cassella’s body on Thursday afternoon. Find out the latest from police.

WATERFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police continue their search for a missing vulnerable adult in Waterford. The man, who has dementia and may be in need of medical attention, was last seen on Tuesday.

80-year-old Michael Cassella was last seen around 11 a.m. Tuesday on Lawrence Street. He’s described as a white male, around 5-foot 7-inches tall, and weighs 170 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing dark pants, a light-colored long sleeve shirt, dark shoes, and a hat. He is on foot and believed to be in the local area.

State Police helicopters circled the Erie Canal, Hudson River, and Peebles Island area for multiple hours Thursday. At about 11:30 a.m., a crew that appeared to be a search team went out on the water.

If you have any information, call Waterford Police at (518) 237-3341.

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