MOULTRIE -- A Georgia State Patrol helicopter brought a day of searching to a happy conclusion Friday night when its infrared camera located an elderly man who had been missing about 13 hours.
Junior Flowers, 75, of Greenfield Church Road, left his home about 10 a.m. Friday and entered some nearby woods, according to rescue personnel. His family searched for him until about 3:45 p.m. then called 911.
Flowers was recently diagnosed with dementia and suffers from other health problems as well, according to Colquitt County Emergency Management Director Russell Moody.
Moody said responders searched into the night, and the Georgia State Patrol sent helicopters to assist. One of those helicopters located him and guided a search-and-rescue team to him about 11 p.m.
Moody said Flowers was "way out in the woods" when he was found, but he was in "good shape" once rescuers got him out.
This Week's Circulars
MOULTRIE, GA.- Amarylis Blender Abercrombie Jordan, 76, of Moultrie, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at her home. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
MOULTRIE [mdash] Union Morris, 66, of Moultrie, died Friday, April 9, 2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
NORMAN PARK [mdash] Antonia Razo Gonzalez, 88, of Norman Park, died Saturday, April 10,2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
MOULTRIE [mdash] Barbara Lynn Kennedy, 54, of Moultrie, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
NORMAN PARK [mdash] Troy Tyler, 72, of Norman Park, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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