UPDATED: 'Critical Missing' Man Who Walked Away from Redlands Care Facility is Found

The 64-year-old is considered a critical missing person because he needs various medications.

UPDATE: Police say the man has been found in Riverside.  

Rafael Salazar was taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to Redlands Police Spokesman Carl Baker.  An update on his condition was not available. 

Original story as follows:

The following is a news release from the Redlands Police Department, who is seeking the public's help in locating a 'critical missing' man who wandered off from a nursing facility on Friday:

Redlands Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a critical missing person.

Rafael Salazar is a 64-year-old male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 159 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. (See attached photo.)

He was last seen at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, before he walked away from Braswell’s Colonial Care in the 1600 block of Laurel Street. He was wearing black pants, a black shirt and pushing a black wheelchair with “BCC” in white lettering on the rails of the wheelchair.

Salazar is on various medications and considered a critical missing person.

Police were contacted at about 3 p.m. and conducted an extensive search using a variety of methods, including canines, air support and phone notification.

Anyone with information on Salazar’s whereabouts is asked to contact Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tips can be provided by texting 274637 using the keyword “REDTIP.” Certain non-emergency crimes may also be reported online using the Redlands Police Department’s CopLogic reporting system at cityofredlands.org/police/report.


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