'We just want him home': Family pleads for help finding 73-year-old Florida father missing since Thanksgiving

Florida deputies need the public's help locating a 73-year-old man with dementia who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is searching for Herman McClenton. Deputies responded to the area of Secret Key Cove in Kissimmee around 4 p.m. Thursday after McClenton went for a walk and never returned. They said he is originally from Eustis and was visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.

During a news conference on Saturday, the sheriff's office said bloodhounds have been assisting in the search, but so far have not found him.

"We're turning to the public for help right now," Sheriff Marcos Lopez said.

The family of McClenton – who is a father of thirteen kids – spoke at the news conference asking for residents to be on the lookout and provide deputies with any tips they might have.

"We just want him home," they said. "He's the glue to our family."

His family said this is the longest he's ever been away from his kids and his wife. 

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McClenton was last seen wearing a red hat with a religious quote, a plaid shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. He is believed to be on foot, but authorities are not sure which direction he went.

If you see Mr. McClenton, deputies said please evaluate his well-being, and notify the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 321-348-2222 or 911.