Police end search for missing person after apparent false alarm

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ERIN, N.Y. (WETM) – Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom tells 18 News that they “feel fairly confident that there is no one in the area lost or injured” after an extensive search in the area of Red Chalk Road in Erin.

Police searched the area after a hunter reported hearing someone call for help.

Sheriff Schrom says police have cleared the scene and unless they receive another call regarding a missing person they will close the case.

Police at the scene said they spoke with neighbors in the area who did not hear any calls for help and did not have anyone hunting on their property at the time.

New York State Police and a drone from the Elmira Police Department assisted the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office with the search.

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