Found: Legally blind MS man who went missing

WOODVILLE, MS (WAFB) - Investigators say a legally blind Mississippi man is in the hospital recovering after being found earlier on Saturday.

The Woodville Police Department reports that James Clark, 60, went missing a few days ago, but officers got a tip that led them to Clark's whereabouts.

Days ago, the Woodville Police Department had launched a search for Clark. Chief Jessie Steward reported that Clark went missing early morning on Wednesday, June 25th.

"James Clark was last seen about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning in Woodville, Mississippi at the Shell Station," Chief Jessie Steward, Woodville Police Department, said. "There were some items in his home that he would never leave behind. His wallet, cigarettes, and a cap he always wears, were still in the house."

Chief Steward said the community is a small one with a population of about 1,000 people.

Immediately, he sensed something was not right when Clark was reported missing. Earlier this week, Steward shared his concern that Clark would be found and be unharmed.

"We're hoping nothing happened to him, because he's never been out this time in the morning," Chief Steward said. "We have done all the checking we can possibly do, but we haven't been able to find him. We just don't know what happened."

Fortunately, Clark was found alive. He had some cuts and bruises, but he is expected to be okay.

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