SAFETY HARBOR — Authorities are asking for the public's help in a search for a missing elderly man who hasn't been seen in hours.
They have issued a Silver Alert for George Coar, 81, of 126 Silver Fox Drive, who has dementia and may not have all his medications.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Coar left home in a 2010 gray Toyota Avalon, with a tag number of T669HD.
His wife came home at about 1:30 p.m. and found him gone, then waited a few hours to see if he would return. When he didn't, she called authorities.
She told deputies her husband, who is a coin collector, had mentioned wanting to visit a coin dealer.
Deputies said Coar is 6 feet tall and about 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and is balding. He may be wearing a long-sleeve blue shirt and work pants. He walks with a cane.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.