UPDATE: Missing 79-year-old Hawkins Co. man with dementia found by search team


HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A 79-year-old man previously reported missing in Hawkins County has been found.

According to a post from the Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency, Richard Trout has been located after he was reported missing from the Carter’s Valley area.

The Hawkins County Rescue Squad posted saying he was found by a search team using a K9 unit from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Hawkins County EMA reported Trout has both dementia and hearing loss.

The rescue squad agencies from Hawkins, Greene, Hamblen and Hancock Counties were involved in the search for Trout.

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