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Missing Iowa man found by off-duty officer

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MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) -- An 81-year-old Iowa man who went missing has been found safe after a chance encounter with an off-duty State Patrol trooper.

The Muscatine Journal reports that William Morgan, of Muscatine, was found Sunday at a campground near the Coralville Reservoir.

Morgan, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, went missing Friday after going to a doctor's appointment in East Moline, Illinois. Authorities searched the area Friday.

One official who helped with the search, Iowa State Patrol Trooper Jesse Hernandez, was off-duty and fishing at the Coralville Reservoir on Sunday when he noticed a van that looked like Morgan's. Hernandez contacted an on duty-trooper, Dave Hughes, and they eventually found Morgan sitting on the ground by the campground's entrance. Morgan was later reunited with his family.

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