EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCrews Continue Search For Missing South Shore Man
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Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: Tiersa Davis
Reported: Sep. 14, 2013 6:18 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013 9:41 AM EDT
South Shore , Greenup County , Kentucky
It's been more than three days now since someone last saw 75-year old Gerald Boyles, who was last seen at his South Shore home Friday. Family members say Boyles has dementia and this isn't the first time he's wandered off. They are are growing more anxious by the minute and desperately asking for help to find their loved one.
"The family is in shock I'm sure that maybe he's laying out here sick somewhere and they can't find him," said longtime friend, Holbert Griffith.
Crews were out searching several areas of the county Monday in hopes of bringing Boyles home safely. They've used a number of search tools. South Shore VFD chief Kenny Taylor said they've been out on foot, four-wheelers, and in a helicopter, but so far, it's turned up nothing.
"We just don't know. Nobody knows," said Taylor. "Everybody's just stunned. You know, they want to do something but they don't know what to do at this point."
The search effort may be discouraging, but they say they won't give up until Boyles is found.
The Kentucky State Police is seeking the public's help in finding a missing elderly man who wandered away from home.
Gerald Boyles, 75, of South Shore has been missing since Friday and suffers from dementia, State Police said.
The Kentucky State Police and volunteer search teams have been combing nearby areas for any signs of the man. Troopers are now reviewing security and surveillance video in the area to try and find a possible location.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 800-222-5555.
The search continues for an elderly missing man in Kentucky.
Gerald Boyles, 75, was last seen Friday evening at his South Shore home.
Family members, firefighters and police have searched high and low for him all weekend.
Family members said Boyles has dementia and this is not the first time he has wandered off.
Police said they have a few leads.
David Logan of South Shore said anyone with information should contact police.
"Notify them, because he's not well,” he said. “We need to get him back home a safe place."
Anyone with information on Boyles is asked to call the Kentucky State Police or the South Shore Fire Department.
Kentucky State Police are seeking help from the public to locate a missing man.
Gerald L. Boyles, 75, was last seen in the area of his residence at 44 Fifth Street in South Shore, Ky. at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Boyles is believed to have left on foot from his home. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on Boyles is asked to contact police at 1-800-222-5555 or 606-928-6421.
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