Commerce City police find 23-year-old man alive in field

Posted on: 12:31 pm, December 30, 2012, by , updated on: 02:54pm, December 30, 2012

Sean Sanders (Commerce City Police Department)

Sean Sanders (Commerce City Police Department)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Police in Commerce City found a 23-year-old they were looking for after reports he overdosed on prescription medication last night, and was potentially suicidal.

Officers were called to the 15500 block of E. 112 Ave. at 7 p.m. Saturday after they were told Sanders had consumed both alcohol and prescription drugs, and then left the residence.

Rampart Search and Rescue, as well as a Denver Police helicopter were requested to help in the search because of darkness and extremely cold weather conditions. Authorities searched the area for several hours, but did not find Sanders, according to a news release from Commerce City police.

Rampart Search and Rescue and officers resumed their search Sunday morning at approximately 6:30 a.m.

According to Lt. Dennis Moon with the Commerce City Police Department, Sanders was found alive after a citizen reported seeing a male matching his description near the 10700 block of Chambers Dr. on Sunday.

A Denver Police helicopter was in the area assisting with the search, and was able to locate Sanders in a field west of Chambers Dr., police said.

Sanders was taken to a local hospital for treatment related to exposure to the cold.