UPDATE: (12:15 p.m.): Kenneth Parks has been found safe.

UPDATE (11:41 p.m.): Fairhaven Police say that during the overnight hours, they will be conducting mobile searches along with Acushnet and Mattapoisett Police with help from Massachusetts State Police marked units and air wing. There are currently plans to reconvene a ground search tomorrow (Thursday) morning to include Bristol County Sheriff K9 units and bicycle units. They also expressed gratitude for the numerous community members who have come out to assist with the search.

Fairhaven Police are asking for the public's help in locating an elderly man who went missing Wednesday afternoon.

Fairhaven Police, members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, and volunteers were searching the Cushman Park neighborhood Wednesday for 72-year Kenneth Parks. Police say Parks is non-verbal and is autistic.

Courtesy Fairhaven Police

Police say Parks was last seen around 1:25 p.m. walking with a group of people in Cushman Park and somehow became separated from them. He is wearing a black, puffy, down jacket. Parks is about six feet, two inches tall, and weighs 260 pounds.

Fairhaven Police Chief Michael Myers is asking that anyone who locates Mr. Parks or has information regarding his whereabouts to call Fairhaven Police at (508) 997-7421.