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Missing man with dementia located

Posted at 10:55 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-01 18:23:43-05

UPDATE: Port St. Lucie police say Porfirio Corales Obando has been located.

Obando went missing on Thanksgiving day. He suffers from dementia and diabetes.

With the help of St. Lucie County Air Rescue, Obando was located in the area of the railroad tracks at the C-24 canal in Port St. Lucie.

Police say he was alert and talking and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- An 88-year-old man is missing.

Porfirio Corrales Obando has dementia and diabetes.

He is visiting Port St. Lucie from Palm Beach County and left the residence on foot in an unknown direction, looking for a bus station.

He left Thanksgiving afternoon at 4:11 p.m.

He was last seen by his granddaughter.

He is believed to be alone and speaks very little English.

Obando is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 lbs., gray hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a navy-blue jacket, light pink shirt, brown pants and beige hat.

If you see Corrales, police ask that you immediately call 911 or the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772-871-5001.