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Missing Elderly Man Found in a Field by Katy Man and His Dog


September 10, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

The Fulshear Police are crediting Matt Pierce, Katy, and his dog RBI, for locating a Cross Creek Ranch man who had been missing since Sunday afternoon.

Cross Creek Ranch Resident Missing After Walk

Mohammad Hadi left his Cross Creech Ranch home on Thornsby Ridge for a walk late Sunday afternoon and never returned. His family reached out the local authorities and a search began to find the 72-year-old man who was described to be of sound mind.

A Major Search

When officers arrived on the scene, they immediately began searching the area, watching surveillance video, checking area businesses. They organized ground searches by walking, ATV and police vehicles as well as using drones and enlisting the services of the Fort Bend County helicopter and other agencies assisted with multiple sources of technology, such as thermal imaging cameras.

On Monday, the Fulshear Police posted to social media: "A trained bloodhound was put into play and immediately picked up Mr. Hadi's scent and was able to follow a walking trail believed to be the path Mr. Hadi took."

Local Residents Joined Search

Members of the community expressed their willingness to help find Hadi and join in the search. Volunteers on the scene wore orange wristbands and canvassed the area.

Local resident Matt Pierce and his dog RBI joined the search. They were walking in a field when Pierce saw an open gate. He investigated and turned to walk away when RBI alerted him to a sound in some tall grass.

Pierce and RBI found Hadi alive and alerted authorities.

Full Recovery Expected

Paramedics immediately treated Hadi, who was very weak and dehydrated. He is expected to make a full recovery.

A Team Effort

"It certainly was a team effort when it came to finding Mohammad as hours turned into days. We would like to THANK EVERYONE INVOLVED WHO HELPED US. However, we would like to give a special “shout out” to Matt Pierce and his dog RBI for finding Mohammad in the middle of a field after searching inside an open gate," states Fulsher Police on their official Facebook page.

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