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ECSO deputy lauded as hero after rescuing lost Alzheimer's patient from ditch

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(Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy is being called a hero after he pulled an Alzheimer's patient out of a ditch late Wednesday afternoon.

Deputy Ashley Denney found William Allen on Wednesday in a ditch near his home near Griffin Lakes.

Allen went missing around 6 p.m.        

He is registered with Project Lifesaver, which helped in finding him.

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