UPDATE: The body of the missing man was pulled from New Jersey's Hackensack river hours after I posted this plea to find him. This is an unspeakably sad day.
Folks, I've been on stand-by for re-admission to the already full hospital where I received treatment for my broken elbow and wrist. My arm needs further surgery and we are waiting for a bed to become available to me. My pain is considerable and I've been unable to post at this blog for some time. I'm biting my lips to post this urgent message:
The missing man is the father of one of my colleagues. The situation is inexplicably horrifying. Rabbi Zev Segal went missing after visiting his son at a New Jersey radio studio. Please read on. I translated some relevant words. Others refer to Jewish social/community organizations within the New York-New Jersey areas:
UPDATED: Misaskim Asking For Assistance In Finding Missing PersonMarch 5, 2008 Filed under: General News — Y.W. Editor @ 3:07 pm -->
[UPDATES BELOW ORIGIONAL STORY] 3:00PM EST: Misaskim has contacted YWN, and are asking for the public’s assistance. They are looking for a 91 year-old male, who was last seen at approximately 8:15AM this morning in the Northern NJ area. He was driving a dark-green 1999 Ford Mercury, NY plate # ALT3961. He was supposed to arrive at his destination, but has not been seen, or heard from since.
Misaskim has contacted dozens of Police Departments, Hospitals and other agencies - but no one has information.
If you see this vehicle, or have any information which can assist in locating this person, please contact New Jersey Police at 201-547-5066.
UPDATE 1:00AM EST: At this time, hundreds of Hatzolah members from Flatbush, Boro Park, Williamsburg, Queens, Monsey, Staten Island, Passaic NJ, Union City NJ, Elizabeth NJ, Kiryas Yoel and other neighborhoods have joined the massive search - being coordinated by the Misaskim, and Hatzolah Mobile Command Centers.
Additionally, there are Chaveirim members from multiple areas, as well as Shomrim units from all neighborhoods.
The command center has been set up in Jersey City, NJ - and dozens of police officers from Jersey City PD in conjunction with the NJ State Police are working aggressively in the search. K-9 units are searching the sides and exits of Route 280 - and two choppers are scheduled to join the search first thing in the morning.
Please be Mispallel (pray) for Zev ben Miriam - who is the father of Radio Personality Nachum Segal. Mr. Zev Segal was last seen at the WFMU radio studio at 8:15AM, where he was joining his son at the annual radio-station fundraiser.
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