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An 89-year old Hendersonville, Tennessee, man who had been missing for over three-days, was found by a walker in Murfreesboro around 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning (11/10/2016). Louis Cobb was in his car, but it was in a dry lake bed, beyond barricades in an industrial area. LifeFlight helicopter took him to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Officials say that Cobb was last seen when he left his home around 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon (11/7/2016). Family members thought that he was going to TriStar's Skyline Medical Center in Madison, but did not arrive. They contacted Hendersonville police and a Silver Alert was issued.
First responders said the victim was unconscious in his vehicle. They worked on Cobb for awhile before attempting to get him out of the vehicle and take him through the densely wooded area on a disaster response litter.
The car was driven past a large barricade at the end of Rutherford Boulevard, and through a densely overgrown area, stopping in a dry lake bed. This is in an area behind Sudsy's Car Wash and the Krystal.
One responder noted that this was one situation where the drought was a positive, since the area in which his car stopped would have normally had water.
It's not known how long the 89-year old male had been trapped in his car, however he was missing for approximately three and a half days.
Murfreesboro Police Sergeant Kyle Evans told NewsRadio WGNS, "Cobb was alert and speaking with first responders when they carried him out of the wooded area. However, due to exposure and other medical conditions, he had to be transported to Vanderbilt for medical treatment."