Missing Columbia man found in Florida

Earnest McDonald (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
Earnest McDonald (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A man who disappeared from his Columbia home Friday has been found in Florida.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 65-year-old Earnest McDonald was located in Tampa around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

McDonald walked away from his home on Ballenton Road Friday. Authorities were concerned about McDonald because of the cold weather conditions and because he suffers from a medical condition.

McDonald was taken to the VA hospital. Investigators are still gathering additional details about how he ended up in Florida.

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