Ben’s parents have updated me and advise that Ben has been found in Pennsylvania and is receiving care there. No further information available at this time. Thanks!
Ben Bleier, who has been hiking with the Ithaca Hikers and is also a member of the Ithaca Outdoor Adventure Club on Meetup, has been unaccounted for since he was last seen in Ithaca on Tuesday.
Ben lives in Ithaca with his parents, who I have spoken to on the phone this morning.
The missing persons case is being investigated by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office
At this point Ben’s parents are asking that hikers be on the lookout for Ben while they are hiking; if he is seen on the trail or around trailheads please contact the county dispatch center at 607-272-2444 and refer to case S22-11107.
Ben drives a white 2017 Subaru Forester, NY reg HWZ2017
Thanks for any assistance you might be able to give