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South Haven man found safe

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 23:16:46-04

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — UPDATE: James Tidwell and his dog, Emma, were found safe in the Sturgis area. Just before 10 p.m. Allegan Sheriff's Deputies told FOX 17 they were reunited family.

A South Haven area man is considered missing after leaving his home on Friday.

At midday Saturday, the Allegan County Sheriff's Office announced that it is asking for assistance in locating James David Tidwell, 72, of the South Haven area. He left his residence sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday and has not returned home or contacted relatives or friends.

Deputies said it is unknown where Tidwell was headed, but that he may have been bound for the Detroit or Chicago areas.

Tidwell is driving a light gray 2017 Ford Escape bearing Michigan license plate 2KS Y29. He is accompanied by a beagle-terrier mix dog named Emma that weighs about 20 pounds.

Tidwell suffers from memory loss due to recent medical treatments.

Anybody with any information should contact Allegan County Central Dispatch by calling (269) 673-3899.