82-year-old man from Oakland found safe

UPDATE 3:42 PM: (KRON/BCN) — An 82-year-old man who walked away from his home on Saturday afternoon has been found safely in Oakland, according to police.

Peter Gales, who was thought to be at-risk due to health issues, had last been seen walking his dog in the vicinity of his Oakland home on Sequoyah View Drive around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gales was found safe in Oakland Sunday, according to police, although details about the circumstances under which he was found were not immediately available.

Police thanked the media and the public for their assistance in locating Gales.

OAKLAND (KRON) —   An 82-year-old at risk man is missing, and the police are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

According to the police, he walked away from his Oakland home Saturday afternoon and is considered to be at risk due to his health.

Peter Gales hasn’t been seen since leaving his residence on Sequoyah View Drive, near the Sequoyah Golf Course, around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gales suffers from dementia and diabetes, so he’s thought to be at-risk. Police are asking the public for any information that might help get him home safely.

Gales is described as an 82-year-old black man with a limp. He has brown eyes, white hair, and is roughly 5 feet 10 inches tall and 140 pounds, according to police.

He was last seen wearing a red long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans, walking a small white dog.

Anyone with additional information about Gales’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s missing persons unit at  (510) 238-3641. CONTACT: Oakland police (510) 238-7230

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