Authorities locate missing Chatham man, 81

UPDATE: 3/5/15 @ 12:46: The sheriff’s office tells us Fithian has been found safe in the town of Brewster.

CHATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued for an 81-year-old man in Columbia County.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has issued the alert in the disappearance of Douglas Fithian, from Chatham.

He was last seen traveling eastbound on Route 203 from the Village of Chatham at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 5.

Authorities are looking for a dark blue 1996 Chevy Lumina bearing New York registration CFF-8255.

A look at a vehicle similar to the one Fithian is believed to be driving.
A look at a vehicle similar to the one Fithian is believed to be driving.

He was last seen wearing dark jeans with black suspenders, a black jacket, black scarf and knit hat, hiking boots and glasses.

He may be in need of medical attention.

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