NORTH SMITHFIELD – A search is underway in the area of Pound Hill, Mattity and Bearskin Farm Roads in North Smithfield for a missing man family members say has diminished capacities.
Philip Emond, 62, had been missing for several hours on Wednesday, Nov. 16 when a search of woods in the area reportedly began. Emond has brown/grey hair and is 5’9″ and around 185 pounds, according to police. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue shoes. He uses a cane and was last seen in the Mattity Road area.
Among those conducting a grid search Wednesday night were agencies from North Smithfield, Burrillville, Central Falls and others. Search teams had deployed drones and were using thermal imaging in hopes to detect body heat on the cold night, also involving K-9s in the operation.
Officials said the family recently moved to town from North Providence.
Anyone with information regarding Emond’s whereabouts is asked to contact the North Smithfield Police Department at (401) 762-1212.