Search efforts continue into the night for elderly man with Alzheimer's missing from Elberta

Steve Keszthelyi

The Elberta Police Department in Baldwin County is asking the public to be on the lookout for 79-year-old Steve Keszthelyi.

Family members say he is a diabetic who has Alzheimer's disease. He was last seen at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday around Wortel Road in Elberta. At the time, he was wearing a white t-shirt, red ball cap and red shorts.

Family members say he's a nice man in pretty good physical shape but his disease has progressed so far, he probably won't know who he is or where he lives. His wife, Luverne Keszthelyi, told FOX 10 she left him for a minute to grab her shoes and he disappeared.

"He didn't eat anything this morning, all he had was a cup of coffee so I'm afraid if he doesn't have his meds he might have some problems so if someone sees him, please let us know," she said.

The search continued into the night with a search and rescue group from Pensacola, North Baldwin County Search and Rescue, and several volunteers from around the area. The groups had dozens of people on foot and at least 5 blood hounds with them to search the area.

Family members are on edge but they believe Keszthelyi is still alive and well. As the night progressed, however, they got more concerned.

"We're afraid, especially now at night he could be so disoriented or know where he is or what's going on," said Luverne Kesztheyli.

Authorities have been searching the Elberta area for Keszthelyi. If you have seen him, you are asked to contact police at 251-947-4010 or 911.

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