UPDATE: Cameron Ward was found after being missing for 45 hours, during which the weather included very heavy thunderstorms and extreme heat.

"Without the teamwork, incredible efforts from numerous agencies, and the usage of the latest technologies (including K-9s and Drones), this incident would have had a tragic ending," West Windsor Police Chief Robery Garafolo said. 

Ward, who who was conscious, was transported to a local hospital for evaluation

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  A walk through West Windsor's Community Park has now turned into a search and rescue mission for a Mercer County man who went missing on Wednesday night. Local law enforcement  officials said the circumstances of his disappearance are unknown at this time.  

Cameron Ward, 25, West Windsor, was last seen leaving his house on foot around 5:30pm to take his three dogs on a walk in the Park located off of Princeton-Hightstown Road. A good Samaritan returned the three dogs to their home at around 9:00 pm leading to the belief that Ward was missing. 

Ward is described as a six foot one inch tall white male weighing approximately 180 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing an orange/gray shirt, black shorts, and blue/black sneakers.

The West Windsor Police Department is utilizing highly trained teams of officers, K-9 dogs, and equipment in all areas of the park and surrounding neighborhoods and waterways. 

In a Nixle alert to the public, West Windsor Police Chief Robert Garafalo said "This is a search and rescue operation and there is no threat to the public. Expect to see K-9s drones and boats in the area. Please do not interact with any of the search personnel unless you have information to the ongoing missing person investigation."

The West Windsor Community Park will be closed to the public due except for campers near Waterworks while the police search and rescue activity is ongoing.  

Anyone with information about Ward's whereabouts or information about his disappearance is asked to contact the West Windsor Police Department at (609) 799-1222. 

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