Crews find elderly man just east of Highway 71 after he went missing

Travis County

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Multiple crews have found an elderly man after he went missing when he left a restaurant and went into a wooded area east of Highway 71. 

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a medical call around 5:15 p.m. near 21800 West Highway 71. A spokesperson said the man then went into a wooded area after they received the call and were searching for him. 

Medics said around 6:15 p.m. that he had been found and was being evaluated.

The Pedernales Fire Department, Lake Travis Fire and Rescue and the Oak Hill Fire Department all helped. Multiple units used their ladders to get a higher look at where he may have gone.

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