- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Authorities in East Texas have found a 79-year-old man in a creek eight hours after he was reported missing.

Police tell KLTV in Tyler (https://bit.ly/1JOpbdC ) that Benny Pettigrew went missing at about 1 a.m. Friday. He was believed to be walking with a cane.

Police launched a search of wooded lots in the area and found Pettigrew just after 9 a.m. Friday. He was reported to be conscious, but struggling due to the cold.

He is now hospitalized. His condition was not immediately known.

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Information from: KLTV-TV, https://www.kltv.com

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