Silver Alert issued for missing man

Silver Alert issued for missing man
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Silver Alert was issued Friday for a man with health issues who’s missing from Rand, according to Metro 911 in Kanawha County.

The agency reports that Mark Coles, 68, has a heart condition.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), Coles’ family hasn’t had contact with him since Oct. 28, and he needs his medication.

“He has medical conditions, and we’re concerned more that if he doesn’t get the proper treatment or medicine, that’s our major concern at this point. So, we’re trying to look through every possibility to locate him,” Chief Deputy Joe Crawford said.

Deputies say Coles is known to travel by foot or public transit and often carries a backpack and walking stick.

He is described as 5 feet 7, weighs 165 pounds and is balding. He has brown eyes.

““We’re asking anybody that sees anybody mentioned that description or maybe has information where he may be to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office so we can make sure he’s OK,” Crawford said.

Crawford said there is no indication of foul play.

Anyone with information about Coles’ whereabouts is asked to call the KCSO at 304-357-0169.