POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A missing Nunica man has been found safe after The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office asked the public for help finding him.

Merle Hecksel, 84, was found safe around 6:42 p.m. on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. They had asked the public for help locating him on Friday afternoon.

Hecksel had last been seen walking away from his home, the sheriff’s office had said. Deputies were notified of his disappearance around noon on Friday.