NEWBERRY SPRINGS Deputies are searching for a 77-year-old man who was last seen outside his Newberry Springs home Tuesday afternoon.

James Robert Gossett suffers from dementia, high blood pressure and emphysema and was last seen at his home on Dreyfus Street between Harvard Road and Bragdon Road at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Gossett has gray hair and blue eyes, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, black work boots and a red Budweiser baseball cap.

Gossett may have walked away from his home or have attempted to hitchhike. People with information about Gossett are asked to call the San Bernardino County sheriff's dispatch at 760-245-4211 or the sheriff's station in Barstow at 760-256-4838.