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Missing Benton County man found safe

January 11, 2008

An 88-year-old Benton County man was found safe Friday afternoon after apparently spending a night in the woods, authorities said.



Earl McGraw was reported missing Thursday about 6 p.m. from his home in rural Benton County, a Benton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.



Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel joined emergency workers in an all-night search for the man, who was found near his residence about noon Friday.



McGraw appeared to be in good condition and refused medical treatment, the spokeswoman said.