Missing elderly man from Longs who has dementia and diabetes found safe

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The Horry County Police Department called off the search for a missing elderly man Wednesday morning.

Lawrence Utter, 81, was found safe Wednesday morning after having last been seen around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, driving his white 2019 Ford Ranger with SC tag KZW180, near Myrtle Beach State Park.

He was last seen wearing a red plaid, flannel shirt and blue jeans.

Police say he drove away from his home in the Longs area.

Utter was considered endangered because he has dementia and diabetes, among other medical conditions, according to police. He requires regular medication.

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