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.
UPDATE – MISSING PERSON Kenneth Armstrong has been located safe in Innisfil. Further details to follow within the hour.
— South Simcoe Police (@SouthSimcoePS) May 9, 2018
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.
Thanks once again for the generosity of the people of #Alcona and beyond. I watched first responders buzzing all around the area by air, sea and land today and I was approached by many people asking ‘have you seen this man, he’s missing’. Incredible. Hope we find dad tomorrow.
— Kenneth Armstrong (@kenarmstrong) May 9, 2018