Missing North Smithfield man found in Worcester


WORCESTER, Mass. – A silver alert sent issued on Thursday, Nov. 4 for a 71-year-old North Smithfield man was cancelled after police in Worcester, Mass. found him inside his vehicle on top of railroad tracks.

Rhode Island State Police had issued the alert for Keith Gebler of North Smithfield, noting he could be in danger due to health issues.

Officers reportedly discovered Gebler’s Chevrolet Equinox on the railroad tracks near Millbury Street around 10 p.m. Thursday night, and had to move the vehicle.

According to reports, Worcester police had called for a helicopter and canine unit, and were preparing to send a telephone alert to residents when Gebler was found. He had last been seen in North Smithfield at around 2:30 p.m.

Police did not release any information about his condition but he was reportedly transported to St. Vincent Hospital for treatment.

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