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Copter searching today for 66-year-old missing from Lincoln County nursing facility

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 66-year-old Joseph Talbert who walked away from his assisted living facility.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 66-year-old Joseph Talbert who walked away from his assisted living facility.(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 11:59 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2020 at 10:13 AM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The search continued Tuesday for a 66-year-old man who’s been missing from his assisted living facility for several days.

Joseph Talbert left the facility around 1:30 a.m. Friday and was last seen in the Cliatt’s Corner area. He hasn’t been seen since then in either Lincoln County or adjacent McCormick County, S.C.

Authorities said Monday they planned to get assistance from a Georgia State Patrol helicopter, with dog teams were on standby. On Tuesday, the helicopter search was underway at 9 a.m.

Talbert, deputies say, has dementia and one arm is drawn up against his chest following a stroke.

He was wearing gray pants and a gray shirt.

Anyone who sees Talbert is urged to call 706-359-4118.

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