Missing Fairport man found safe

UPDATE: Missing 85-year-old man Fred Bekasinski has been found safe. Monroe County deputies thanked the drivers who recognized him while he was driving on State Route 81 near Cicero.

A statement from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says: “We are thankful to the attentive motorist who recognized the vehicle being operated by Mr. Bekasinski on State Route 81 near Cicero and promptly dialed 911. MCSO extends our gratitude to the New York State Troopers for locating him and ensuring his safety.”

PENFIELD, N.Y. — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing Fairport man.

Fred Bekasinski, 85, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Monday near the Quicklee’s on Penfield Road near Panorama Trail in Penfield.

He drives a gray 2018 Mazda3. He’s 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds and was wearing a gray long-sleeved plaid shirt and khaki pants. Police said he may be in need of medical attention.

If you have information that could help find him, call 911 or (585) 737-0556.