NEW VINEYARD — Franklin County deputies and a tracking dog found a 95-year-old man with slight dementia Wednesday night in the woods about 1½ miles away from his home on Taylor Hill Road, Lt. David St. Laurent said.

The man went missing when family members left him alone for approximately four hours, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said.

Cpl. Nate Bean and his police dog, Diesel, and Deputy Nicholas Zecher conducted the track while Deputy Matthew Brann stayed at the home with family members, Nichols said.

The man was reported missing at 8:01 p.m. and was found safe at 8:50 p.m., St. Laurent said. The man was checked by NorthStar EMS personnel and was fine, he said.

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