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Man with dementia found after being reported missing from home in Linden

RCMP are asking residents in southern Alberta to keep an eye out for Jack Doerr. The 64-year-old is missing and has early onset dementia. Supplied: RCMP

Hours after RCMP in southern Alberta asked the public for help finding a man with early onset dementia who was reported missing, police issued a news release to say he was found on Friday evening.

No further details were released about where or how he was found.

On Friday afternoon, Beiseker RCMP said 64-year-old Jack Doerr was reported missing from the Linden Lodge, a supportive living home in Linden, Alta.

On the same day, police received a report that a man was walking near Range Road 260 and Highway 583. The driver who called police said the man was confused and looking for a ride to Carstairs.

The driver confirmed to police that the man he saw was Doerr.

On Friday afternoon, police said they were conducting a search for Doerr involving Police Dog Services and asked people to avoid the area.

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