Missing elderly Blount County man found alive

John Jennings, 76, is missing. / Source: (Blount County Sheriff's Office)
John Jennings, 76, is missing. / Source: (Blount County Sheriff's Office)(WVLT)
Published: Oct. 22, 2019 at 8:54 AM EDT
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The Blount County Sheriff's Office announced an elderly man who went missing during the night on Monday was found alive Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said John Jennings, 76, who resides on Knouff Road, left his residence on foot sometime during the overnight hours Monday.

"Thanks to everyone for the information and tips, and a big thanks to Knox County Airwatch for their assistance with the search," said BCSO.

Jennings is described as being 6 feet, one inch tall and weighs around 200 pounds. He has brown eyes. He was wearing gray or navy blue sweat pants and a long sleeve shirt of unknown color.

Jennings is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

The Sheriff’s Office had several units and a K-9 team, as well as Blount Special Operations Response Team searching the area. 

A reverse 911 was also sent out to residences within a half-mile radius of his home.

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