Man reported missing from Sun Prairie found alive in cornfield, police say

Man reported missing from Sun Prairie found alive in cornfield, police say

A man reported missing in Sun Prairie Friday was found safe, police said Saturday.

Sun Prairie police said a 55-year-old man named Thomas who had last been seen around 11 a.m. Friday was found Saturday.

Sgt. Ray Thomson said multiple area agencies and volunteers searched for Tom Saturday, including using an aircraft and a drone. The Dane County communications center also conducted an automated callback notification system to advise people in the area of the missing man.

Police said Tom was found lying on his back in a cornfield just south of Patrick Marsh Middle School at about 11:30 a.m. He was alive but showed signs of hypothermia and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A department spokesman told News 3 Friday that police were not releasing the man’s last name per his family’s request.

Sun Prairie police Sgt. Ryan Cox said Tom had medical concerns related to his memory and left his home on foot. Cox said Tom did not have access to a vehicle.