Update: Vernon Wilson has been found in Santa Barbara County, ending the alert over his disappearance, say sheriff's investigators.
Original post:Sheriff's deputies are searching for an 87-year-old man from Nipomo who is overdue from a shopping trip and now considered missing.
Authorities identify the man as Vernon Wilson. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has gray hair and glasses, and was wearing a flannel shirt and jeans. Wilson shuffles when he walks.
He left his home shortly after noon today in a 1996 Ford Ranger extended cab to go to Miner's Hardware in Nipomo, but did not arrive.
Anyone with information that might help authorities can all the Sheriff's Department at 781-4540.