Man With Autism Found After Prospect Park Disappearance: NYPD

A Brooklyn man with autism went missing briefly while on a group trip to Prospect Park, authorities said.

Michael Yam, 24, was found safe at Henry and Middagh streets in Brooklyn Heights at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD. He was taken to Methodist Hospital for observation.

Yam was on a field trip to Prospect Park with his group home and disappeared near the LeFrak Center at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A group home worker went back to a van and discovered that Yam was not with the rest of the group.

Harbor patrols and K-9 units searched the park and scuba teams were set to comb the Prospect Park Lake Thursday morning.

Yam didn't have a history of running away or wandering off, police said.

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