UPDATE: Missing nursing home resident located, found safe

Photo Credit: Jenkins Family

UPDATE: Authorities have located James Jenkins. He was found safe not far from Shady Lawn Nursing Home.

He was reported missing Monday after authorities said he walked away from the nursing home.

Photo Credit: Jenkins Family

Crews started searching for him around the area.

Vicksburg Fire Department said Jenkins seemed to be in good condition. He was taken to the hopsital for an evaluation.

VICKSBURG, MISS. (WJTV) —  Authorities are searching for 76-year-old James Jenkins.

Vicksburg Police say Jenkins went missing from the Shady Lawn Nursing Home around 11 a.m.

Multiple agencies were searching for the man behind the Porter’s Catholic Academy, which is walking distance from the nursing home.

His family says  Jenkins suffers from dementia and they are scared for his safety.

“I just thought that this can’t be happening,” said Jenkin’s niece, Lubertha Jenkins. “We put him there to try and protect him. If you know where he is please call the authorities.”

If you have any information that can help please contact Vicksburg Police.

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