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Donald Close, reported missing Monday, found safe in Harrisburg, police say

By Nancy Dougherty, WFMZ.com Reporter, NDougherty@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 11:38:04 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 02 2013 10:11:44 AM CST
Donald Close

Donald Close

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

One local family is breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday as a missing member has been found safe.

Donald Close, 85, of 3120 N. Front Street, Whitehall Twp., was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Monday in his 2013 Ford Focus.

Police at the Harrisburg International Airport found Close unharmed around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said he was in good condition and didn't appear to be suffering from any medical issues.

Close's niece Mary Pursell said he was formerly a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Harrisburg.

Pursell said her uncle was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown Wednesday for observation.