COPY-Search underway for missing elderly man in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Firefighters and police are canvassing the Hickory Grove area of east Charlotte looking for an elderly man who was reported missing Thursday morning.

The 70-year-old man went missing from 7730 Ellencroft Lane around 9:45 a.m.  Officials say he was a resident at a residential community called Home Connection.

According to a spokesperson for the Charlotte Fire Department, the man has several medical issues including Alzheimers.  He is described as a white male.

The police department is using its helicopter to search for the man and they have also activated a reverse 911 call to notify residents in the area.

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