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Searchers continuing to look for missing Avalon man

| Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:00 p.m

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.

is a former freelancer.

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