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UPDATE: Man reported missing in Atascadero located in Santa Barbara County

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Sep 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 01:47:47-04

UPDATE (11:15 a.m., Sept. 18, 2022) - Police report that Michael Larson, who was reported missing in Atascadero on Saturday, was located by the California Highway Patrol in Santa Barbara County on Sunday morning.

He has reportedly been reunited with his family.

UPDATE (11:30 PM): Authorities are looking for Michael Larson who was last seen by his wife at noon near El Camino Real and Del Rio Road in Atascadero.

Atascadero Police said Larson and his wife left the Atascadero Elks Lodge and were driving in separate cars.

The couple was heading to Santa Maria but lost each other.

Larson's wife pulled over to wait for him but did not see him so she drove down to Santa Maria to see if he was there.

Larson’s wife did not find him in Santa Maria either.

California Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert since Larson suffers from several health conditions.

Atascadero Police said Larson might be heading to Dover Canyon or Vineyard Cemetery in Paso Robles. Other possibilities for his whereabouts are Santa Maria or Arizona.

(5:43 p.m.) - Police say an at-risk man is missing in Atascadero and they are asking the community to help locate him.

California Highway Patrol posted an alert saying Michael Larson, 76, was last seen at about 12 p.m. Saturday in Atascadero.

He was last seen on El Camino Real and Del Rio Rd.

Police describe Larson as being 5'9" and 206 pounds. He has hazel eyes and gray hair and was last seen wearing a blue wrangler short sleeve T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on where he might be is asked to call 911.