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Sanders man found after 9-hour search

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By Kristin Beck

A Valley Haven Nursing Home resident who had walked away from the facility was found by a member of the Sanders Fire Department on June 3. The 71-year-old man was found unharmed.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Cable said the man left Valley Haven at approximately 11:30 a.m., and Clay was dispatched to Sanders at 1 p.m. He conducted an immediate search of the area and then asked Carroll County Rescue and Sanders Fire Department to respond.

Carroll County Emergency Operations Director Ed Webb, Commonwealth Canine Search and Recovery and Ghent Fire Protection District also helped search for the man near Eagle Creek and Spring Creek.

After a 9-hour search, the man was found on Six Acre Island, Cable said. He said the man was disoriented and did not know how to get back to Valley Haven.

– Kristin Sherrard