Hospital Exec Missing in Montauk

George Richardson, 50, has been missing since early Tuesday.

East Hampton Town police issued a missing-person alert yesterday for George Richardson, 50, an executive at Huntington Hospital, who was last seen at Hartman's Briney Breezes Motel on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

"He is familiar with Montauk," Detective Sgt. Robert Gurney said yesterday. "He was vacationing there with his family. His routine is to walk the beach" in the morning, Detective Gurney said. On Tuesday morning, it is believed that he left for his early-morning walk. He hasn't been seen since.

Mr. Richardson has been described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with a small scar on his chin. He was last seen wearing running shoes and an orange baseball cap; the cap is seen in a photograph furnished by police.  In its alert, the East Hampton Town Police said he wears reading glasses.

Police have asked that anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts call the detective bureau at 537-7575.