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Missing Alpine man found safe in near creek bed

Posted at 8:55 AM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 13:54:32-04

UPDATE (Friday, 10:53 a.m.) — Authorities say Craig Gourd has been found safe 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.

ALPINE, Calif. (CNS) - Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a 76-year-old man with intellectual disabilities who was last seen walking near his home in Alpine.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said that Craig Gourd was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of Arnold Way.

Gourd is white, stands about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has limited speaking ability and walks with a limp, the sheriff's department said.

He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black shorts and black and gray Skechers shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts was asked to call the sheriff's department at 858-565-5200.