Missing rideshare driver has been found alive

A 29-year-old rideshare driver missing more than a week was located in a Los Angeles hospital.

Joshua Thiede was found late Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Thiede's friends told FOX 11.

Police officials were not available Tuesday to detail how he was located or account for the week he was missing.

The black 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Thiede was found in 100 block of South Kingsley Drive in the Wilshire District about 12:25 p.m. Monday by officers from Olympic Division, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im said.

Thiede was last seen driving at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11 in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard, near the Harbor (110) Freeway, according to the LAPD.

He worked as a driver for both Uber and Lyft to earn extra money while planning a line of organic shoes, relatives said on Facebook. They said his last fare was a 15-minute trip for Lyft.

His mother, Janet Thiede, said her son or someone using his phone made a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, but hung up without saying anything. The phone was later traced to Venice Boulevard and Burlington Avenue, but was no longer active.

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