LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Lincoln County Sheriff deputies say a man suffering from dementia is safe in South Carolina Wednesday morning.

Authorities say 77-year-old Denver resident Willard Caylor is in Laurens County. Caylor’s 2015 Honda Fit was in a rural area with the man spotted in a nearby wooded area.  He was transported to a hospital in Clinton for observation.  The family has been notified that he is safe.

On Tuesday, a Silver Alert was issued, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons announced on Tuesday.

Authorities reported Caylor’s last-known sighting was Monday, Sept. 18, near 8081 Golf Course Drive in Denver..

He had been diagnosed with dementia was possibly heading to Waynesville, they said at the time.