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Missing Collinsville man found safe

Vincent F. Wachter, 91, of Collinsville has not been seen or heard from since Saturday night.
Vincent F. Wachter, 91, of Collinsville has not been seen or heard from since Saturday night. Provided photo

A 91-year-old Collinsville man who was reported missing by his family was found safe.

Vincent F. Wachter, 91, of Collinsville, had not been seen or heard from since Saturday night. Concerned family members reported him missing to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning, after they had not been able to find him since 9 p.m. Saturday.

Wachter and his red GMC Sierra truck both were missing. A Madison County sheriff’s deputy spotted the truck and pulled Wachter over and told him people were looking for him.

Lt. Kristopher Tharp of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department said it was “a medical condition” that ultimately led to Wachter’s disappearance.

“He was a little confused and disoriented,” Tharp said. “But he was found safe and sound, and is getting the treatment he needs.”

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