FORT COLLINS - Volunteers from around Fort Collins came together Sunday night to search for a man who has been missing for more than a week.
George Gosden, 64, walked away from his home in the 2800 block of Eastborough Drive on Saturday, July 5. The Army Special Forces veteran has dementia and moved from Ohio last year with his wife to live with his son.
Gosden's family believes he is still alive, as he has learned survival skills through his army training. They have been searching the area around Gosden's home for the past week.
As of late Sunday afternoon, close to a thousand people had liked a Facebook page devoted to searching for Gosden (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Find-George-Gosden/692298557474497?ref=br_tf). Several people on that page organized a community search for Sunday night.
It started at 6 p.m. at Christ Center Community Church, near the corner of Lemay and Drake in Fort Collins. Volunteers were asked to wear bright colors and carry cell phones. They were broken into teams to search the area on foot and by bicycle.
"A lot of people say 'we hope that you find him,'" said Jennifer Thompson, one of the organizers of the search. "Now's the time for the action."
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