Searchers continuing to look for missing Avalon man
Searchers are continuing to look for James McCarthy, 79, of Orchard Street in Avalon, who was reported missing Monday and was last seen about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in his home, police said.
This morning, searchers – including police, firefighters from several department and local residents — were concentrating on McCarthy’s neighborhood, Avalon Community Park and areas along the Ohio River. The search started today about 10:30 a.m.
McCarthy apparently had been suffering from depression, police said.
McCarthy is 5 feet, 8 inches, tall and is white. He has brown eyes and thinning gray hair. Police said he left his glasses at home. He is believed to have been wearing a black jacket with red and white stripes.
Police have broadened the search to a 50-mile radius today.
Anyone with information about McCarthy is asked to call county emergency dispatchers at 412-473-3000.
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