Police are asking for the public's help finding a missing man with possible medical issues.
Family members have not heard from 42-year-old Dale Shortlidge of Newark, Del. since Dec. 18 when he texted to say he was heading to the beach, according to police.
He lives on the 100 block of Bartley Drive in the Pleasant Valley Estate community, according to reports.
Officers say they checked surrounding areas and places Shortlidge is known to frequent, but have been unable to locate the missing man.
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Authorities describe Shortlidge as 5-feet 10 inches tall and 190 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.
Police did not disclose his medical status except to say that it was a cause for concern.
Investigators ask anyone with information regarding Shortlidge's whereabouts to contact the New Castle County Police Department.