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Missing 80-year-old man in Columbia found safe

Robert Hopkins, 80, had last been seen around 8 a.m. Wednesday at his home at Austin Woods Apartments

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County Sheriff's Department says a missing 80-year-old man has been found safe.

Officers said late Wednesday afternoon that Robert Hopkins had been located and is in good health. They did not give further details on his discovery.

Hopkins had been reported missing 8 a.m. at his home at Austin Woods Apartments on Garners Ferry Road. near Southeast Park in lower Richland County. 

There was concern because he has a medical condition that made it important that he be located.

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