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Missing Boyd County, Ky., man found safe

Officials say Robert H. Prater, 76, of Ashland was found safe. (Ashland Police Department)

A Golden Alert in Boyd County, Ky., has been canceled after a missing man was found safe.

Robert H. Prater, 76, of Ashland was found safe Wednesday evening in Williamstown, Ky.

The Ashland Police Department has issued a Golden Alert for a missing elderly man.

Robert H. Prater, 76, of Ashland was last seen on Stella Drive in Ashland about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Prater is reported to have Alzheimer's. Emergency officials said he is also deaf and mute and communication with him may be challenging.

Prater was driving a 2013 silver Nissan Sentra with Kentucky registration plates 449-PFG. Police said he is known to frequent the Ironton, Ohio, area.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call 911 or the Boyd County 911 direct number at 606-329-9911.

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