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Missing 84-Year-Old Long Island Man Has Been Found Safe

Hector Rucci
Hector Rucci Photo Credit: Suffolk County

Update:

Hector Rucci, age 84, has been located unharmed, according to an update from Suffolk County on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Rucci had been reported missing on Tuesday, Nov. 16, after he left his home in Dix Hills.

Original report:

Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 84-year-old Long Island man who may be in need of medical attention.

Hector Rucci was last seen at his home, located at 4 Pine Hill Drive in Dix Hills, at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, according to an alert from Suffolk County.

Rucci is described as being 5-foot-7 and about 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a dark brown winter beanie, a navy blue jacket and navy pants.

He might be wearing a bandage on his head from a fall earlier this month.

Authorities said Rucci has dementia.

According to the alert, Rucci may have traveled to Nassau County or the New York City area.

Anyone with information about Rucci's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Nassau County Police at 631-854-8252.

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