Police have called off the search for a missing 49-year-old man after he reportedly contacted a family member last night.
The Joplin Police Department had received a report of a missing and possibly endangered person early Thursday afternoon. Danny J. Long, age 49, was last seen in the area of Glendale and Jackson between noon and 3 p.m. Long was walking east along Shoal Creek towards Wildcat Park.
Family members were concerned about his well-being. The Joplin Police Department, along with Newton County search and rescue officials, had been searching the wooded areas and creek since receiving the call shortly after 3 p.m.
Police called off the search last night after Long had placed a phone call to a family member, who in turn notified the police department. The call was received some time around 8 p.m.