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Missing 96-year-old found by K9 team

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FORT WHITE, Fla. – A Department of Corrections K9 team from Baker Correctional Institution located a missing 96-year-old man during a search effort initiated by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

William Carlson, of Fort White, had been missing for two days.

A concerned neighbor reported that she had not seen Carlson was missing.

Deputies noted that Carlson's vehicle was present and the home was unlocked.

Around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, the K9 team located Mr. Carlson about a half mile away, lying in tall grass near the wood line off SW Briar Path Terrence.

He was taken to the hospital. He told deputies that he went for a walk and fell. He had been out all night.