Several local agencies assisting in search for missing Springfield man Achim Bailey

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Several local agencies are assisting in the search for missing Springfield man Achim Bailey. 

Agencies used the Springfield Police Departments Riverfront Park substation as the command center during the search Friday. 

Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh said police were notified a cell phone was located and detectives are working to see if it has any connection to Bailey. 

The Springfield Fire Department has launched a boat in the river and depending on the ice they will search along the river. 

Bailey, a 23-year-old Springfield resident, was last seen leaving Samuel’s Sports Bar in the Basketball Hall of Fame in the early morning hours of January 13. 

Bailey was spotted on several cameras throughout the city after he left the bar. 

Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh said he was first seen walking by himself on Hall of Fame Avenue towards Boland Way. Cameras later spotted a man believed to be Bailey walking on the railroad tracks back towards the South End Bridge at around 3:00 a.m. That is the last time Bailey was captured on camera.

Walsh said Bailey’s cell phone also last pinged at a tower near the South End Bridge. Since then, Walsh said there has been no further cell phone or debit card activity.

Walsh said there have been people wanting to help, but Amtrak Police want to remind you that it is trespassing to walk on or near their tracks and very dangerous as trains constantly come by. 

Agencies assisting Springfield Police in the search for Bailey Friday include, State Police, MSP Air Wing, MSP Mounted Section, MSP Special Emergency Response Team, MSP K9 Unit, Springfield Fire Department, Longmeadow Police and Fire, West Springfield Fire, Springfield Office of Emergency Preparedness, Springfield Office of Emergency Communications, Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue AMR, PVTA and the Salvation Army.

If you have any information at all you’re asked to call Detective Lopez at 413-750-2379 or Springfield police at 413-787-6302.

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