It was a scary two days for the family of 73 year old William E. Bryan of the Town of Conklin who they reported missing.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office issued a notice that William Bryan left his home on foot Sunday and hadn't been seen or heard from by his family since. Obviously they were concerned, but this story has a happy ending.

The Broome County Sheriff's Office has notified us that William had returned to his home at 10pm Monday night.

William told deputies that he ran into an old friend and decided to take a trip out of town. William appeared to be in good health, but was taken to the hospital to be evaluated just in case.