UPDATE: Missing 85-year-old from southeastern South Dakota recovered

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Thomas Beesley. Photo courtesy of the

(KCAU) — An Endangered Missing Advisory for an 85-year-old man from southeastern South Dakota has been canceled Thursday morning.

Authorities said the man has been safely recovered. They cancelled the alert at 8 a.m.


PREVIOUS: An Endangered Missing Advisory has been issued for an 85-year-old man from southeastern South Dakota.

On Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 a.m. Thomas Beesley left his home in Humboldt, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Thomas was driving a 2017 white Chrysler Pacifica with SD license plate: 1U-9768. 

No direction of travel is known.

Thomas did not take a phone or wallet with him. Thomas’ family reports that he has signs of dementia and may have become disoriented and lost.

Thomas is described as a 6’0″, 180 lbs. with green eyes, gray shoulder length hair. He was last seen wearing a teal t-shirt, camouflage cargo shorts and brown slippers.

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