A man from Foster reported missing Thursday morning was found safe a few hours after the Linn County's Sheriff Office was called about his unknown whereabouts.

Craig Johnston, 83, was reported missing by his wife at 5:10 a.m.

The sheriff’s office said Johnston suffers from medical issues including dementia.

Deputies said Johnston was found safe at 8:24 a.m. near his residence. He appeared to be in good health.

Sweet Home Fire Department responded and transported him to a hospital for observation.

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