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Hospital patient walks off

Officials with Saint Joseph Hospital and Lexington police are asking for help locating a patient who walked away early Wednesday morning without being discharged from the hospital.

Randal McDaniel, 49, is in need of immediate medical care, said Jeff Murphy, regional director of the Saint Joseph Health System. Murphy said there is no danger to the general public, but McDaniel needs to be located and returned to the hospital for his own safety.

McDaniel is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 235 pounds. He was last seen wearing plaid pants, a blue striped shirt, blue denim jacket and house shoes.

If you see McDaniel, officials ask that you call 911 immediately. Or call 859-258-3600 if you believe you might have seen him earlier in the day but are not currently with him.

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