Silver Alert ends as missing Lakeland man with Alzheimer’s found in Pinellas County, Polk deputies say

Oswald Augustus Tate had last been seen around 2 a.m. Saturday

Oswald Augustus Tate, 76 (Polk County Sheriff's Office)

POLK COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced around 9 a.m. Saturday that 76-year-old Oswald Augustus Tate — who had gone missing out of Lakeland the previous night — was found in good health in Pinellas County.

The sheriff’s office credited St. Petersburg police and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

ORIGINAL - A Silver Alert was issued Saturday for a 76-year-old man who left his Lakeland home Friday night, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Oswald Augustus Tate drove from Patricia Place around 10 p.m. Friday in his black 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Florida tag IE73VH, an extended cab and likely some duct tape over the tail lights, officials said. Tate has Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer, a news release states, and he was last seen around 2 a.m. Saturday in Clearwater.

Tate is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, has gray hair and weighs 220 pounds, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a gray and black Under Armour shirt, ripped blue jeans and silver and black slides.

[TRENDING: Become a News 6 Insider]

Anyone who sees Tate or has knowledge of his whereabouts was urged to call the sheriff’s office at 863-298-6200.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

About the Author:

Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.