Unidentified man reunited with family after 5 months in hospital

LOS ANGELES -- A man who had been hospitalized at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center for five months with no clue to his identity has been reunited with his family, hospital officials said.

Media attention to the man's case helped his family track him down, the hospital said.

Paramedics found the man near 6th and Alvarado streets near MacArthur Park on Aug. 19, hospital officials said.

He was awake, but unable to communicate his identity, other than he was 40 years old, and had no identifying documents on him. He also has no tattoos or other distinguishing marks.

On Monday, hospital officials reached out to the media to seek public help identifying the man. His family has now come forward and a hospital discharge is being worked out.

Details on the man's identity and what led to his hospitalization have not been released.
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