- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a Northern California man who went missing and was found safe (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Police say a Northern California man whose family searched for him for two weeks after he disappeared was being held in a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Santa Clara Police Lt. Dan Moreno says 21-year-old Bobby O’Leary went missing April 11. He was found three days later drifting in a boat about 40 miles north.

He was rescued by fire crews and taken to a hospital. Moreno says he checked in under a different name because he did not want to be found. Police say he was not carrying identification.

He was not injured.

But O’Leary’s family was unaware he had been found and continued their search efforts. They started a Facebook page and raised thousands on a GoFundMe site during their search.

Moreno says a hospital therapist eventually recognized O’Leary from television newscasts and contacted authorities. He is back with his family.

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7:15 a.m.

A Northern California man missing for nearly two weeks had been in an Oakland hospital for most of that time. Police say he was identified after a hospital employee recognized him from a news story on television about his disappearance.

The Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/2ptx9tc) 21-year-old Bobby O’Leary of Santa Clara was reunited with family Monday.

Police Lt. Dan Moreno says O’Leary went missing April 11 and was found three days later drifting in a boat near Alameda Island. He was rescued by Oakland fire crews and taken to a hospital.

But O’Leary’s family was unaware he had been found and continued their search efforts.

Moreno says a hospital therapist eventually recognized O’Leary from newscasts and contacted authorities.

O’Leary’s mother, Jean Laumeyer O’Leary, says he’s doing OK but will need some time to recover.

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