Found him! Authorities searched for man missing in Salisbury

UPDATE  SALISBURY — Vermont State Police announced late Friday morning that they had found a man they had been searching for since the previous evening. 

At around 11 a.m., VSP announced that Mark Richards, 37, of Burlington had been found safe and was reunited with his family.

Late Thursday state police reported that Richards had walked away from Branbury State Park yesterday (Thursday, June 1) afternoon and has not returned.

Police said Mark Richards left the camping area around 3 p.m. Richards’ friends conducted an initial search for him before seeking assistance from authorities, according to police.

The successful search of the area was conducted by the VSP, Vermont Fish & Game, Vermont State Park Rangers, U.S. Forest Service and Salisbury Fire Department.


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