82-year-old man missing from Saint John special care home found safe

82-year-old man missing from Saint John special care home found safe

An 82-year-old man who went missing from a special care home in Saint John on Tuesday has been found safe and sound, say police.

The Saint John Police Force received a tip Wednesday morning that an individual matching the description of the missing man was spotted on Rothesay Avenue, near the post office, said Sgt. Jay Henderson of the major crime unit.

Members of the patrol division located the man, and he was transported to the Saint John Regional Hospital for a medical assessment, he said.

The man was later released and is now back home.

"We wish to thank the media and the general public for their assistance in this matter," Henderson said in a statement.

Police had issued a release Wednesday morning, requesting the public's help in locating the man, who has medical and mental health issues.  

The man was reported missing from a special care home on the city's lower west side Tuesday, around 8:15 a.m.