Missing Gilmer man, 68, found Wednesday

Earl "Tater" Townsend

Earl “Tater” Townsend

A missing 68-year-old Gilmer County man with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease was found Wednesday, authorities said.

Earl “Tater” Townsend had last been seen walking in the area of Ridgeway Circle and Lakeland Drive about 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office.

A citizen found him Wednesday wandering near where he had last been seen, according to authorities.

He appeared well but worn out, sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Frank Copeland told Channel 2 Action News.

Townsend was transported to a hospital to be checked out.


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