Missing man in Murray County found safe

DAVIS, OK - A young man with down syndrome has been found safe.

Davis emergency management said 23-year-old Brantly Slocum was found around 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said Slocum was on vacation with his family at Turner Falls and wandered away from the cabin around 10:30 Sunday morning.

He was found about a mile and a half away.

Emergency personal said Slocum was dehydrated but is expected to be okay.

"He was found," Davis Emergency Manager Darryl McCurtain said. "He walked up to some of the people we had assisting in the search. It is a great big relief for the searchers and im sure the family as well. So everything is okay."

The Davis Police Department, Murray County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were all involved in the search.


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  • by Patty Location: Alaska on Jul 18, 2012 at 07:02 PM
    ohhh I am so happppy he was found, we have a 17 yr old son with DS , I cant even imagine the worry...give him a big hug from me!!
  • by Brenda Location: Ravia on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:44 PM
    I'm so glad he was found safe and sound! I had the pleasure of seeing his sweet smile the day before. So thankful he was okay!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2012 at 09:31 PM
    Love a good ending
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Jul 15, 2012 at 09:01 PM
    This is good news. I figured they would find him floating with the fishes. Thanks for the good news KXII.
  • by alison Location: syracuse, ny on Jul 15, 2012 at 07:27 PM
    Thank God, the moment I saw this picture I saw something so sweet and wonderful in this young man's face. I'm so happy he's okay.
  • by jeff barry Location: beverly,mass. on Jul 15, 2012 at 07:11 PM
    we have a down syndrome brother and would be devastated if anything ever happened to him. thank goodness he was found.
  • by Texas NDN Location: Denison on Jul 15, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    Thank God he's home.
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      by sue on Jul 16, 2012 at 07:14 AM in reply to Texas NDN
      I am just saying its so nice to see a nice ending to this story and so releived for all concerned
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