Missing Elderly Wagoner County Man Found Alive

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 8:42 am
By: News On 6


UPDATE: Fletcher Gaines was found alive Wednesday morning just outside of Tullahassee, sleeping on some railroad tracks.  Authorities had to stop a train so they could get Gaines off the tracks safely. 

TULLASHASSE, Oklahoma -- The Wagoner County Emergency Management says they've located an elderly man who walked away from his home in Tullashasse on Tuesday.

Officials says 87-year-old Fletcher Gaines was reported missing just after noon.   

Gaines has some serious medical issues.

Fletcher was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.  His family expressed thanks for finding Fletcher alive and safe.