Silver Alert issued for 81-year-old Pierce County man

Silver Alert issued for 81-year-old Pierce County man
Harry Thurston was last seen wearing a Habitat for Humanity T-shirt under a plaid shirt and blue jeans. (Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

TACOMA, Wash. — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department issued a Silver Alert Saturday night for an 81-year-old man with recent memory issues.

Deputies said Harry Thurston was last seen about 8:30 a.m. Saturday when he drove away from his home on 117th Ave. Ct. E. near Puyallup.

Thurston had planned to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at a location in the 4800 block of South Tacoma Way in Tacoma, but he never returned home and does not have his cellphone with him.

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In addition to his recent memory issues, Thurston has bad hearing and eyesight, but no other medical conditions.

Thurston is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a Habitat for Humanity T-shirt under a plaid shirt and blue jeans. He was driving a white 2005 Ford Ranger with Washington license B00252W.

Anyone who sees Thurston is asked to call the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.