Oceanside police: Missing 84-year-old man found near Salton Sea

Posted at 5:10 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 12:43:24-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - An 84-year-old man was found near the Salton Sea Friday after he was reported missing in Oceanside 24 hours earlier.

According to Oceanside police, 84-year-old Daniel Simpson disappeared in the Oceanside area around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. He was last seen driving a white 2007 Dodge Caliber with a Florida license plate.

Police said there were possible sightings of Simpson in Fallbrook and San Marcos, but he was not found in those cities.

On Friday morning, police said Simpson was found off the road in the city of Thermal, nearly 10 miles from the Salton Sea, in Riverside County.

Police said Simpson's Dodge was "stuck and disabled at the time he was located."

Simpson was taken to the hospital for an evaluation after police described him as being "disoriented" but "in good health."