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90-year-old man with dementia found safe after nearly 24 hours missing

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced the man was found just after 11 a.m. Wednesday

Jacksonville police said Cecil Lyons is believed to be driving a 2007 white Buick Lucerne displaying Florida tag 9927XK.
Jacksonville police said Cecil Lyons is believed to be driving a 2007 white Buick Lucerne displaying Florida tag 9927XK. (Provided by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police said a 90-year-old man who is diagnosed with dementia was found safe.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Cecil Lyons was reported missing after he was last seen leaving the area of Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Just after 11 the next morning, police said they had located Lyons, safe.

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