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ALPINE, Calif. (CNS) – Authorities say a 76-year-old man has been located after he was reported missing from his home in Alpine.

Deputies sought the public’s help in locating Craig Gourd, who had last been seen walking near his home in Alpine.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said at 10:30 a.m. Friday that Gourd was found near a creek bed in the 1300 block of Tavern Road.

“As a precaution, he was taken to a hospital where he was reunited with his family. The Alpine Sheriff’s Substation thanks the public and media for their assistance,” deputies said.