CHEYENNE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a missing western Oklahoma man has been found dead near Pampa, Texas.

Roger Mills County Undersheriff Darren Atha says 74-year-old Sam Hardy of Reydon (RAY'-dun), Okla., was found Wednesday afternoon by searchers in a helicopter.

Atha says Hardy was providing security at an oil field when his pickup truck apparently became stuck and he left on foot for help.