Police searching for missing man in wooded area of Plainville

PLAINVILLE -- Police are conducting what is described as a "non-emergency search and rescue" for a missing man in a wooded area Sunday afternoon.

Details are few, but the Connecticut State Police helicopter was called in to assist Plainville police in the operation.

Saturday, shortly before midnight, Plainville police got a call from the family of Arthur Williams that he had not returned home after leaving 12 hours earlier. Police said Williams, 64, was last seen Saturday, heading west on North Mountain Road in New Britain near the area of Pinnacle Mountain near the Metacomet Trail System.

Police said Williams is an experienced hiker and was last seen wearing jeans, a camouflage Army-style jacket, a black backpack and holding ski poles/walking sticks.

Farmington police are assisting in the search.

Check back for further details as they develop.