Missing 90-year-old man near Hutto found safe

Williamson County
Rafael Lopez, right, was found safe by a Williamson County deputy

HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — A missing 90-year-old man near Hutto has been found safe.

Rafael Lopez went missing sometime after 11:30 a.m. Thursday on Private Road 906 — located east of State Highway 130 and north of Hutto — Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said.

Lopez was wearing an orange shirt, blue pants and a black hat. The sheriff says, due to a medical condition, he was believed to be in danger.

Chody tweeted a photo around 9 p.m. of Lopez sitting on the ground next to the deputy, writing: “I’m extremely proud of our teams tireless efforts in the search of a missing elderly male. He was sitting waiting for help and dehydrated when located. This is the compassion our team demonstrates to our community.”

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