Man with autism found after going missing during field trip at Prospect Park

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PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn – Police have found a 24-year-old man with autism who went missing inside Prospect Park.

Police say Michael Yam, who is autistic and unable to speak, has been reported missing at Prospect Park. (NYPD)

Police say Michael Yam, who has autism and is unable to speak, has been reported missing at Prospect Park. (NYPD)

Michael Yam was found Thursday morning and is being checked out at Methodist Hospital, a police source said.

On Wednesday, Yam was on a field trip inside the Brooklyn park near 171 East Drive with a group home when they realized around 1 p.m. he wasn't with them as they were hopping on the van, police said. Yam is also unable to talk, according to police.

The NYPD said they searched the park and will resume Thursday morning with their diving team and look inside the lake.

Yam is around 6 feet tall, at approximately 112 pounds, has black hair and black eyes, light complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and a lanyard around his neck with a name and picture of himself, police said.