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Missing Garden City man found safe

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 06:30:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Dec. 30 | Sometime before midnight, Hertel was found safe in Cloud County. He is being reunited with his family.

ORIGINAL STORY, Dec. 29 | A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a 93-year-old Garden City, Kansas, man.

Donald Hertel was last seen around 8 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Garden City.

Police said he is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has gray hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a red sweater and black slacks.

Hertel, according to police, has “significant hearing loss” and shows signs of dementia. He also walks with a bend at the waist, slouching forward.

Police said he likely is driving a dark blue 1994 four-door Chevy Caprice with Kansas disabled tag 71528. He could be traveling toward Hays.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Garden City Police Department at 620-276-1300.