Police searching for missing Quincy man at Gardner Park

Brent Clair with the Adams County Emergency Management Agency prepares a drone and flat screen TV to aid in the search of a missing man at Gardner Park. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Posted: Aug. 28, 2014 9:00 am Updated: Sep. 11, 2014 9:15 am
David Leonard

The Quincy Police Department is actively searching for 53-year-old Quincy man last seen at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The search is being conducted at Gardner Park, and the Adams County EMS search-and-rescue team is assisting at the scene.

Reporter Don O'Brien is on the scene and says all entrances to Gardner Park are closed.

O'Brien spoke with David Prendergast, who said it is his grandfather, David Leonard, who is missing. Prendergast said Leonard has lived in Quincy since February and frequented Gardner Park and Quinsippi Island. He said his grandfather's truck was found parked at Gardner Park on Wednesday night, and that his grandfather does not have a cell phone with him.

Quincy police Sgt. Adam Yates confirmed that the missing man is David W. Leonard, 53, of 1329 N. Sixth.

Adams County Emergency Management Agency Director John Simon says a group of six trained searchers are looking for Leonard. Two of those searchers returned to the staging area at about 10:30 a.m. after they were attacked by a swarm of bees.

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

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