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Deputies search for Alzheimer's patient

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MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE -

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to find a missing 73-year-old man.

Billy Joe Hardy was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket with a fleece collar, green shirt, blue pants, and a white ball cap. Hardy is described as having gray hair and brown eyes.

According to witnesses, Hardy walked away from his Millington home around 9:15 p.m. Thursday. He does have Alzheimer's Disease and because of that, his family said he has a history of walking off.

Friday morning, deputies used ATVs, K9s, and a chopper to assist in the search.

Neighbors are keeping Hardy and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

"All I can do is send my condolences. I can't imagine...I just pray that everything works out, you know," explained resident Dandrea Hanes.

There is a concern about his disappearance because a freeze warning was issued for the area Thursday night before he disappeared.

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