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Police Seek Laguna Beach Man Missing Since Saturday

Police were searching Monday for a retired surgeon from Laguna Beach who has been missing since Saturday.

Dr. W. Basil Shardlow was last seen at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by a clerk at an Albertson’s supermarket six blocks from his condominium, said his wife, Lynn Shardlow. He recently had a liver transplant and needs to take medication four times daily.

Lynn Shardlow said she last saw her 62-year-old husband when she left their downtown Laguna Beach condominium at 11:15 a.m. Saturday to go on an errand. When she came home, her husband was gone.

Dr. Shardlow, who is a retired surgeon and professor from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, has been ill for the past two years, Shardlow said. Police fear he may have become disoriented.

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The missing man has an English accent and was wearing a green baseball cap, turquoise V-neck sweat shirt and gray sweat pants, Lynn Shardlow said. He is 6-foot-2 and weighs about 175 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about Dr. Shardlow is asked to call the Laguna Beach Police Department at (714) 497-0701.


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