UPDATE: The Bay County Sheriff's Office has located missing person Buddy Michael Everhart.
At about 10:15 this morning, with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Everhart was found in his vehicle in a wooded area just inside the Washington County line.
Everhart has been returned safely to his family.
The Bay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a local man missing since early this morning.
Buddy Michael Everhart, 38 years of age, last communicated with his family at about 3 a.m. this morning by text message. Family members are concerned for his welfare.
Everhart is 5'9", medium build, with blue eyes and dark hair. He is believed to be driving a cream colored king cab Z-71 truck.
Anyone with information about Buddy Michael Everhart is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff's Office at 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.
Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office