A 75-year-old man who vanished after leaving his Winchester home, prompting an extensive search, was safe with his family Thursday after he was located roughly 17 miles north of his residence.
Richard Young was found Wednesday afternoon in the 800 block of East Florida Avenue in Hemet. He had been reported missing two days earlier from his home in the 33000 block of Sidney Circle, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
“He was found to be in good health and was reunited with family,” sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Hephner said.
Deputies had initiated a search Monday evening after Young’s loved ones reported that he had wandered away about 4 p.m., and they weren’t able to find him.
Hephner said that the search continued throughout the day Tuesday.
It was unclear why Young headed to Hemet.