By Jessica Mathews /

Local authorities have safely located an elderly missing man in Cohoctah Township.

Livingston County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched around 3:30pm Wednesday to an address in the 6700 block of North Burkhart Road for a missing 78-year-old male with Alzheimer's that had wandered away from his home. The area was searched from the air using a Livingston County Sheriff’s Office drone, and with the assistance from Chi Aviation from the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport. Deputies, along with Fowlerville Police Sergeant Jeff Soli and his K-9 partner, searched the area on foot. The Office says the male subject was located in good health at approximately 5:10 pm by Sergeant Soli and his K-9 partner. The male subject was returned to a family member.

It’s the second such incident this week. 78-year-old Paul Hanka had wandered away from his Gregory residence on Monday afternoon. A massive search effort was initiated that ended more than 10 hours later when Hanka was found safe but cold in a field off of Weller Road.