Happily, they were also able to report on his reappearance — after finding him themselves.
Around 6:30 AM, shortly after reporter Norm Karkos delivered a live update, Robert McDonough, who had been missing for 14 hours, approached the crew and identified himself.
"Well sometimes timing is everything," Karkos told anchors Erin Ovalle and Shannon Moss. "And good news, and a happy ending. The gentleman behind us, you’re looking at, that is Robert McDonough."
According to Karkos, McDonough did appear to have injured hand, but was otherwise in good condition.
[video via WMTW-TV]