Sumter County authorities locate missing 89-year-old

Sam Lewis Jr. was last seen around 11 a.m. Thursday wearing a plaid brown jacket, long-sleeved blue shirt, blue pants, navy blue baseball cap, and black boots.

SUMTER, SC —  Sam Lewis Jr., the 89-year-old man who was reported missing from his Mims Road home Thursday morning, was located conscious and alert Friday morning.

Braden Bunch with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says Lewis was found by deputies in a heavily wooded area near Radical Road around Friday. He was transported by Sumter County Emergency Medical Services to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment for dehydration.


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