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Search for missing vulnerable adult

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VIOLA TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KTTC) -- A massive search is underway for a vulnerable missing person in Viola Township.

The search for Richard Ball began around 5:15 p.m. Thursday and resumed around 5:45 a.m. Friday.

The 68-year-old was last seen on a gravel road near a large standing cornfield near his home on 130th Avenue NE.

Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputies, Rochester police officers, Eyota Fire and Ambulance and Minnesota State Patrol helicopters have all been involved in the search.

Investigators say Ball has difficulty walking, numerous health problems and he is considered vulnerable.

Ball is 5'11" and weighs between 200 and 250 pounds.  He was last seen in overalls, a green sweatshirt and slippers.

If you think you may have seen him, please contact the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office at 507-328-6000.

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