Mackensie Alexander's father, Jean Odney Alexandre, was found safe after the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office says he walked up to a ranger station at the Kissimmee River State Park at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday.
Mackensie Alexander, a cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals, left training camp to go search for his 65-year-old father, who disappeared in Okeechobee County, according to multiple reports. Jean Odney Alexandre, of Immokalee, was reported missing to the Collier County Sheriff's Office late Monday night; the Collier County Sheriff's Office then called the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning.
Alexandre came to town with another man on Monday to pick palmetto berries on the Prairie in northwest Okeechobee County, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office. The other man left Okeechobee, but Alexandre was left behind.
Deputies and K9 teams, along with officers from Florida Wildlife Commission, helicopters from St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and four-wheelers, are currently searching for Alexandre and will continue through the night, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at (863)763-3117.