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Donald Close, reported missing Monday, found safe in Harrisburg, police say

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - One local family is breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday as a missing member has been found safe.

Donald Close, 85, of 3120 N. Front Street, Whitehall Twp., was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Monday in his 2013 Ford Focus.

Police at the Harrisburg International Airport found Close unharmed around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said he was in good condition and didn't appear to be suffering from any medical issues.

Close's niece Mary Pursell said he was formerly a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Harrisburg.

Pursell said her uncle was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown Wednesday for observation.

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