PARADISE, Calif. -

Search and rescue crews have been out all night in Butte County looking for a missing elderly man who walked away from home.     They're looking for James Nixon of Paradise, who also goes by the name Jim.

He was last seen Thursday around 3 p.m. near Rainbow Ranch Lane, just south of Paradise.  Two helicopters and five dogs are being used in the search.

Nixon is 5'10" and weighs 250 pounds.  He has dementia and medical issues.  Nixon is a former CHP officer who has been retired for about 20 years.

Nixon was last seen wearing a tan striped shirt and blue jeans.  He has about a half-inch beard. He may have a white labrador with him named Summer.
    
If you have information, call 911.