Mayor From Hudson Valley Potentially Saves New York Child’s Life
A newly-elected mayor from the Hudson Valley played the role of a hero. This mayor sprang to action and helped save a 4-year-old boy.
The 4-year-old boy from Westchester County was reported missing by his parents. As you can see by the list below, there are over 75 missing children from New York State who have recently gone missing.
Unfortunately, it appears many times children that go missing, remain missing.
Thankfully that was not the case this time!
On Sunday around 7 p.m., the Port Chester Police Department received what they say was a "frantic" call from a Port Chester, New York family who told police that their 4-year-old son is missing.
"Every Parent's worst fear," the Port Chester Police Department stated.
The young boy was last seen by his family near their home on Irving Avenue in Port Chester.
Police immediately began searching the home and surrounding areas for the child.
As police searched for the boy, newly-elected Port Chester Mayor Luis Marino was walking on Westchester Avenue when he noticed a little boy running alone across the street.
"I found the little boy Elio, 4-year-old, walking alone and suddenly crossed the street, there under the Westchester Avenue bridge, without hesitation, I approached El to see if everything was okay or if I needed any help," Marino wrote. "I called the police to see if they had received any calls from a missing child and so was it, the desperate parents were looking for the child and had already reported (it) to the police."
Concerned, the mayor was able to catch up to the boy on Westchester Avenue, speak with him, calm him down and wait for his parents and police to show up.
"Thanks to the Mayor and maybe some luck from above, this turned out ok," the Port Chester Police Department said.