Police search Gardner Park for missing man

David William Leonard, 53, was reported missing to police at around 7 a.m. Thursday

According to the Quincy Police Department, officers are searching for a missing man in Gardner Park Thursday.

David William Leonard, 53, was reported missing to police at around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. Adam Yates with the Quincy Police Department.

Leonard's family last saw him at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

His family began searching for him after he didn't return to his home at 1329 N. 6th St.

"We determined that Mr. Leonard's vehicle had been located here at Gardner Park last night by the family. Mr. Leonard was not located with the vehicle," Yates said.

QPD launched a missing person investigation to find him.

"The family said he does often come down to the wooded area to look for artifacts and stuff like that," Yates said.

Leonard is 5-foot-7-inches tall and weighs 165 pounds, according to police, and he is described as having shoulder-length blond hair, blue eyes and a beard. Police do not have a description of the clothing Leonard is wearing.

"He does have some medical issues that are concerning us," Yates said.

The QPD contacted the Adams County Emergency Search and Rescue for assistance

"We arrive on scene, we obtain the information. Where was the individual last scene at? What are areas they may frequent? Some of the things they've talked about recently. All of that goes in and we build essentially a search profile," Adams County Emergency Management Agency Director John Simon said.

Simon said Adams County Emergency Search and Rescue arrived by 9 a.m.

More than 20 trained search and rescue members searched the area along with a quadcopter.

"We have had that up in the air searching some open areas and along some routes. It just gives us a force multiplier," Simon said.

"The search will go on until we've, like I said, either found him or we've exhausted every possible lead, every area that he may be," Yates said.

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