Search continues for missing man

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Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating 55-year-old Michael J. Thomson, who went missing after being treated at Palmetto Health Tuomey on Sept. 10.

Thomson was last seen at the hospital wearing blue scrub pants, a green T-shirt and brown flip flops. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 255 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Thomson suffers from mental illness, cannot stand for long periods of time and has fainting spells. He requires glasses to see well. He is not thought to be a danger to the community.

Anyone with information can call 911, (803) 436-2000 or 1-800-CRIMESTOPPERS.