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Kokomo man found in creek early this morning

79-year-old man reported to be in 'good' condition

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An elderly Kokomo man was found in a creek early this morning by Kokomo Police Department officers after his wife reported him missing.

The man, who later was determined to be a retired KPD officer, was reported to be in good condition.

At around 1:47 a.m. officers responded to a residence in the Waters Edge Subdivision on a request to check the welfare of an individual. A female reported that her 79-year-old husband went out to look for their dog approximately one hour earlier. The woman reported the dog had returned to the residence, but her husband had not returned. The woman stated her dog took off a second time prior to the arrival of officers.

The Kokomo weather was very cold with drifting snow at the time, as officers began to search the area for the male. K-9 Officer Ryan Shuey and his K-9 partner Danny began to conduct a track in an effort to locate the man. Other KPD officers assisted with the search. Danny tracked to a nearby creek where the man was found in the water. Three KPD officers, Sgt. Travis Williams, Officer Richie Sears, and Officer Greg Smith, went into the water to rescue the man who was conscious at the time.

The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment due to exposure to the elements. If anyone has information on the missing canine, a female poodle (black with slight gray from aging), please contact the Kokomo Police Department at 765-459-5101.