Passerby Locates Missing Elderly On Christmas Day

(Fond du Lac) After more than eight hours missing the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office was able find a missing elderly with the help of a passerby on Christmas Day. At around 3:15pm the family of Ralph Polasky reported him missing from his residence on County Highway E in Ripon. The family say he did not return after several hours and could not locate him nearby. The 83-year-old was found at 11:30pm near Berlin Road and Meade Street, roughly 1.7-miles southeast of his home. Chief Deputy Ryan Waldschmidt says other than being cold and tired, initial reports indicated he was ok. Waldschmidt thanked all emergency responders and dispatchers who participated in this team effort on Christmas and for all assistance provided from the public that helped bring the search to a successful conclusion.