Officials find missing 90-year-old

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By Damon Lawrence

Looking for a happy ending this time?

Here it is.

Authorities searching for a 90-year-old missing man found him near his home Thursday, Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton reported.

He had been lost all night.

James Vaughn of 2065 Dry Hill Road went missing on Wednesday in the Rockwood Mountain area.

He was damp from being out all night, but was not injured.

"He should be OK once he gets some food in him," Stockton said.

Police and rescue squads scoured the area Thursday morning.

"The last time he was seen was by one of his friend's sons at around 4:30 (Wednesday) evening," Stockton said earlier in the day. "We've got several rescue squads in the area looking, and Knox County Sheriff's Office helped us with a helicopter."

Stockton said Vaughn gets disoriented sometimes and loses his sense of direction.