Note: This story was updated at 11:47 p.m.
A police search on Monday evening located a missing 79-year-old Clinton man whose personal items including keys and identification, as well as a small amount of blood, had been found at Clark Center Park in Oak Ridge, authorities said.
The man, whom police have not identified, was found lying off an embankment near the edge of the roadway about 200 yards from where his personal property had been found on Bull Bluff Road, the Oak Ridge Police Department said in a Monday evening statement. He was partially clothed and disoriented due to an unknown medical condition.
The man was transported by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville to be treated for a head injury, the ORPD said in the statement from Lt. Robin Smith.
The personal property, which also included clothing, was found at about 5 p.m. Monday, the statement said. The ORPD responded and searched the immediate area for the man.
“As the man’s physical condition was unknown, there was a sense of urgency to locate him before nightfall,” the statement said.
Led by Deputy Chief Alan Massengill, 10 ORPD personnel searched for the man. They asked the Knox County Sheriff’s Department Air Watch and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracking team to help. ORPD Sgt. Vic Owen found the man at about 6:40 p.m, the statement said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.