Alzheimer's patient found after wandering away from home

The search for an Alzheimer's patient who walked away from his home ended happily early Monday morning.

Lexington Police issued a Golden Alert for William Wethington, 74, after he walked away from his home on East Loudon Avenue Sunday night.

About 3 hours after issuing the alert, someone found Wethington walking on Elkchester Road, off Old Frankfort Pike, just inside Woodford County.

That is an 11-mile hike.

Wethington's family tells 27 NEWSFIRST he is fine and was just wet and cold after the long walk.

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