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Charleston deputies find missing man sitting on porch

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Charleston County deputies found 81-year-old Benjamin Jenkins around 7 a.m. after being reported missing by his wife. Charleston County deputies found 81-year-old Benjamin Jenkins around 7 a.m. after being reported missing by his wife.
Charleston County deputies located a man who vanished from his home around 1:00 a.m. Thursday.
 
According to the sheriff's office, deputies found 81-year-old Benjamin Jenkins on the front porch of a home on Trucklands Rd.
 
Medics took Jenkins, who suffers from Alzheimer's, to St. Francis Hospital to be checked out by doctors.
 
Deputies also took steps to make sure Jenkins remains safe.
 
"Prior to being transported Jenkins was fitted with a Project Lifesaver alert Bracelet", Major Jim Brady said in a press release. "The bracelets are available to Charleston County Residents who have been diagnosed with dementia type illnesses to include Alzheimer's, Autism, and Down's Syndrome."
 
Charleston County Sheriff's Office has been a member of Project Lifesaver since 2008. To inquire about Project Lifesaver contact Sgt Fletcher Ferguson at 843-745-2300
 
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