Missing man with Alzheimer’s found safe in Laurens Co.

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LAURENS Co., S.C. (WSPA) —  An elderly man with Alzheimer’s who disappeared from his Clinton home on Tuesday night was found safe Wednesday morning.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Fuller Road on Tuesday.

Family told them that 84-year-old Paul Patterson walked away from his home around 8 p.m.

Deputies say family members searched for Patterson before calling the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded around 11:30 p.m. and searched through the night for Patterson, attempting to track him with bloodhounds.

“I want to remind the citizens of Laurens County about Project Lifesaver. The sheriff’s office provides this service at no cost to the family. A bracelet is placed on a family member who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s and is used to track their movements in the unfortunate event that they walk away from home and become disoriented,” Sheriff Don Reynolds said in a news release.

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