A Happy End To An Extensive Search for A Missing Alcona Elder

Family Expressing Gratitude For Community's Response

Ken Armstrong has been found safe.

A search for the missing Alcona senior continued well into the evening with a Barrie Police UAV and OPP helicopter, both equipped with infrared technology allowing an evening search of the Alcona area.

The 75-year-old, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, wandered from his Goshen Road home in Alcona around 4:30 Monday afternoon, reportedly after a fire at his home spooked him. He was found by a member of the public in the area of 25th Sideroad and 9th Line of Innisfil, a heavily wooded area rescue workers had gone through several times already.

The search was a day-long effort, involving not just law enforcement from South Simcoe, York Region, and Barrie but complete strangers wanting to help a neighbour.