Missing elderly man in Placentia located, taken for medical treatment

November 16, 2020
Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador

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The elderly man missing in Placentia was located this morning and brought to hospital for medical treatment. He had been missing since yesterday afternoon.

Search efforts began in the afternoon, with engagement by Placentia and Whitbourne RCMP, Avalon North and Avalon Central Ground Search and Rescue teams, RCMP Police Dog Services and Provincial Government Air Services helicopters, as well as members of the public. The search continued throughout the night, made possible with assistance from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, which deployed a search and rescue crew in a CH-149 Cormorant from 9 Wing Gander.

Once the man was located, the Cormorant deployed Search and Rescue Technicians to provide medical assessment and transport to hospital for medical treatment.

The RCMP thanks all who supported the search.

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Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer
RCMP NL
709-772-6170

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