The search for a legally blind missing man with mental disabilities has intensified in the area surrounding the Jordan River Trail in South Salt Lake.
South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller said Benjamin Thomas Hyde, 35, has been missing since 4 p.m. Wednesday. He was last seen at an assisted living facility run by Valley Mental Health, where he is allowed to come and go freely, according to Keller.
On Friday afternoon, more than 48 hours after Hyde went missing, police and officials from the Salt Lake County Search and Rescue team were still searching for him near the vicinity of the Jordan River. Keller said that officials are not requesting help from volunteers because of concerns about the river's high water.