UPDATE: Missing 60-year-old man found in Long Beach

Editor’s note: Police said Wednesday afternoon that at-risk missing person German Ruelas Aguilar was found unharmed in Long Beach.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 60-year-old man with medical conditions who was last seen riding a motorized wheelchair near the Washington neighborhood in Long Beach Tuesday morning.

German Ruelas Aguilar, an Inglewood resident, was in the area for a hospital appointment before he went missing, according to the Long Beach Police Department. He was last seen at 9 a.m. at the 1500 block of Long Beach Boulevard, near 15th Street.

Ruelas Aguilar suffers from medical conditions and may easily become disoriented, police said. He is described as a man standing 5 foot, 9 inches tall, weighing 356 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white hospital gown with a blue design, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this missing person is urged to call the LBPD Missing Persons Detail at 562-570-7246 or Police Dispatch at 562-435-6711. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.


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Crystal Niebla is the West Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of her grant-funded position with the Post. If you want to support Crystal's work, you can donate to her Report For America position at lbpost.com/support.