Deputies search for missing, endangered Marion County man

George Bastian, 56, last seen leaving his home more than a week ago, deputies said

George Bastian, 56 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies said Thursday they are searching for a Marion County man who is missing and considered endangered.

George Bastian, 56, was last seen leaving his home at 12589 SE 80th Ave. in Summerfield on Sept. 29, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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Bastian was driving his white Ford F-150 pickup truck with a license plate reading 5939XD, deputies said.

According to investigators, Bastian previously suffered from a brain aneurysm, had diminished cognitive functioning and had not been taking his prescribed medications, which caused concern for his safety.

Anyone with information on Bastian or his vehicle’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.


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