A 76-year-old Cupertino man reported missing Tuesday night was located safe and unharmed the same night, police said.
A report that the man, whose name was not released, had not returned home from a visit to a local retailer came in to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s at about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The man was reported found in the Alderbrook Lane area at about 9:08 p.m., Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Don Morrissey said.
A resident on Las Ondas Way, which is about a mile from where the man was found, said a helicopter was circling the area announcing the search for the lost man.
“There was a helicopter making an announcement about some lost elderly man in a light colored shirt around Blaney. If anyone sees him we’re supposed to call 9-1-1,” she wrote in an email.
Morrissey said the department took advantage of the use of the helicopter, which was on a routine patrol that evening and in the region.
The same Las Ondas Way resident said the helicopter made a second announcement when the man was found.
Paramedics checked the man and determined he was in good health and was returned home.