URGENT, MISSING PERSON | Authorities search for endangered, deaf SC 76-year-old

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Family of 76-year-old Dale Hunter of Greenville, S.C. says that he went missing Thursday, and they are working with law enforcement for his recovery.

His relatives say he loves Hendersonville, and that the Greenville County Sheriff's Office hasn’t ruled out that he may have asked for a ride somewhere.

Family tells us that Hunter has dementia for which he takes medication, and has two cochlear implants that must be recharged; at this point, he will be unable to hear due to the implants no longer working. If you approach Hunter, he might not hear or respond in a predictable manner.

When last seen, he was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, and a green bathrobe. He is 5'11" and 162 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes.

On Thursday at around 11:45 a.m. he left to take a walk, and 10 minutes later his wife was unable to find him. The couple lives on Altamont Road, which runs across Paris Mountain.

Family further tells us that authorities searched for Hunter all day Thursday and Friday, even using search dogs, with no success, and that crews did not search Saturday due to rain.

The search for Dale Hunter resumes Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

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