Missing Columbia man found in Tampa
Dec 16, 2010 10:29:00 AM - thestate.com
A 65-year-old Richland County man missing since Friday has been located in Tampa, Fla.
After Ernest Osborne McDonald entered a Veterans Affairs hospital in Tampa, the Richland County Sheriff's Department was notified of his whereabouts about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's department reported.
McDonald walked away from his residence at 102 Balleton Road in Columbia, which is near the intersection of Hardscrabble Road and Interstate 77. He had no relatives in the Columbia area, police reported. Authorities were concerned because of freezing temperatures and McDonald's medical condition.
The sheriff's department said it is gathering details on how McDonald traveled to Tampa.
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