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George Richardson has been missing since Tuesday morning from his hotel in Montauk.

continue the search for a missing executive who disappeared Tuesday while on vacation.

, 50, was last seen at hotel Tuesday at around 1 a.m. 

Detective Sgt. Robert Gurney said his family noticed him missing from the hotel around 6 a.m., the morning they were supposed to leave. They waited for him to return and then called police at around 10 a.m., he said. 

After police notified the public Richardson was missing on Wednesday, they received many tips. "We really need the public's help on this," Gurney said. "We're following up on every lead and still keeping every possibility open," he said.

Brian Mulligan, spokesman for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, which includes Huntington Hospital, said, "We're concerned and hope that he's okay and safely returned. We hope that the police find him and he's brought back to his family and to the hospital. It's shocking and we're just hoping for his safe return."

Police are still patroling the beaches on Thursday. Officers have gone into the woods with quads. 

Gurney said they've been able to conduct searches with the staffing on duty. 

Richardson, whose photograph is attached here, is described as a white man, 5-foot-six-inches tall, 150 pounds, has short gray hair and wears reading glasses. He was last seen wearing running shoes and an orange hat. He has a small scar on his chin.

The Dix Hills resident was named vice president of development at Huntington Hospital in February. This summer, he was named a director of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce.

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