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UPDATE: Missing Walton County Man Found

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UPDATE: The Walton County Sheriff's Office located Max "Mickey" Hubert Garodnick, 47, of Freeport at 11:15 am today.

Garodnick was seen on a boat named "Mother" moored at the Freeport Shipyard on Lafayette Creek.  Prior to contact, members of the Walton County Sheriff's Office Beach Patrol were patrolling the area by boat and noticed an individual on the "Mother".  Contact was made with the boat's owner who stated no one should be on the boat.

Shortly after, verbal contact was made with the individual on board confirming it was Garodnick.  Garodnick was found to be in good health and transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.  Many resources were utilized since Thursday in Garodnick's search.  The Walton County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Bay and Escambia County Search and Rescue teams for their assistance in locating Mr. Garodnick.


The Walton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding a Freeport man who has been missing for two days.

According to the WCSO, Max Hubert "Mickey" Garodnick was last seen walking into a swampy area of Lafayette Creek near State Road 20 on Thursday.  He was wearing khaki board shorts and a blue short sleeve button shirt at the time.

Authorities said Garodnick, 47, has not had his required medication in over 48 hours.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the WCSO at 850-892-8111.