UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) – Pippin’s family says he has been located at a hospital in Merced.
A nurse reportedly saw a news report about the missing man and realized he was one of her patients.
He is reportedly receiving treatment for dehydration and other medical issues.
(11:59 a.m.) – The family of a missing man from Coarsegold believes he may be on the Central Coast.
According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Billy Pippin, 69, was last seen on Sunday, June 9 in Porterville. He was supposed to be on his way to his home in Coarsegold but never arrived. Friends reported him missing on Monday.
Pippin’s family believes he may have suffered a medical emergency that left him confused and as a result, he may be headed to Atascadero, where he lived for 40 years. They also received a report that he was spotted Wednesday in Bakersfield.
Pippin is described as 5’8″ tall and 220 pounds with a medium build and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, tan shorts, and sandals.
He drives a black Dodge Ram 1500 single cab pickup with chrome rims and a California license plate number of 52500F2.
Anyone with information about Pippin’s whereabouts is urged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at any of the following numbers: (559) 802-9563, (559) 733-6218, (800) 808-0488, or (559) 725-4194 (tip line). Tips can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.