Missing Manatee man found safe in Lee County

MANATEE - A 78-year-old Manatee man who went missing this afternoon has been located in Lee County, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

James McCarthy, who suffers from dementia and other ailments was found to be in good health, the sheriff's office said.

McCarthy, who lives in the 300 block of Springdale Drive, about 3 p.m. this afternoon told his wife he was going for a walk but instead got in the couple's car and drove off.