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Missing Wolcottsville man found and taken to hospital

OLEAN – A Wolcottsville man missing since early Thursday morning was found walking on State Route 243 in the Town of Rushford early this afternoon, authorities said.

Thomas Sampson, an Olean General Hospital nurse who drove past the missing man on the road recognized his photo from a website advertising the missing man and contacted State Police.

Richard “Rick” Reid, 44, was found to be suffering from dehydration and was taken by ambulance to the Olean Hospital for treatment. State police said he is was in good condition Friday evening.