Police find missing quadriplegic man near bike trail - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Police find missing quadriplegic man near bike trail

The search for a missing quadriplegic man is over.  Search crews found him almost six hours after friends and family noticed he was missing.

Police say 24-year-old Michael Willingham was seen taking his dog for a walk on Cape's bicycle trail a little after 4 p.m.

Police say Willingham's dog got loose from its leash and wandered off the trail.

Police say Willingham went after him but the wheels on his motorized wheelchair got stuck in the trail's dirt.

Police were finally able to locate Willingham by calling his phone and triangulating his phone's location; a process called "pinging."

Willingham was checked for dehydration at the scene.

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