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Elderly Manatee man found safe

MANATEE -- An 85-year-old who went missing Thursday was found in Ocala in good health, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Charles Vanvoorhees, of Bradenton, was last seen driving from his home at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the 3000 block of 21st Court West.

Officials issued a Silver Alert for information about his whereabouts on Friday.

Vanvoorhess was “endangered” because of his dementia and heart problems, the sheriff’s office said Friday.

His relatives realized he was missing Friday afternoon and called 911, a release said.

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