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Search continues for man, 75, missing in North Carolina

December 30, 2019 GMT

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — The search has resumed in North Carolina for a 75-year-old man with dementia who disappeared 10 days ago.

WRAL reported efforts picked back up Monday morning to find William David Holt. He was last seen Dec. 20 in Person County when he took his dog out for a walk.

Officials said they’re hoping that Holt has reverted to his old survival skills to survive in cold weather.

A person can survive in freezing weather for three or four days. But Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones said he hopes that Holt has found shelter or caught a ride with someone.

Teams have searched more than 1,000 miles with helicopters and drones. Family members said Holt is from Swansboro. He was visiting relatives in the Roxboro.