January 6th, 2014
10:48 AM ET

Picture of Man in Paper Leads to Family Reunion

An upstate New York man who disappeared on New Year's Day has been found alive and his mother is calling it a miracle.

An "Associated Press" photographer snapped a photo of Nicholas Simmons trying to stay warm on a heating grate in Washington.

His mother and friends in upstate New York recognized him in "USA Today" and found out exactly where the photo was snapped.

After staking out the location for hours on Sunday,  Simmons showed up and was reunited with his dad.

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  1. kristin whiting

    amazing story? the reporting is lacking - why/how did he "disappear?" what's his story?

    January 7, 2014 at 5:21 am | Reply

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