An 82-year-old man who left his nursing home in Stephenville Crossing has been found in Saint John, N.B. and is reported to be OK.
When William Francis King's daughter, Tina Noel, found out her father who has a dementia withdrew money from his bank account and took the ferry Saturday to North Sydney, N.S., she left her Stephenville home and headed to Nova Scotia to search for him herself.
Police in Halifax received several reported sightings. But this afternoon, Noel said, police in Saint John, New Brunswick spotted King in their jurisdiction and picked him up.
She said it's her understanding he was planning to head for Alberta, where he has relatives.
"He's now having a cup of coffee at his granddaughter's kitchen table," in New Brunswick, Noel said. "I'm on my way there now."
Noel said she plans to look into alternate living arrangements for her father when she gets back home to prevent him from leaving the province like this again.
She said she appreciates all the help people offered since she spoke publicly about her concern for her father's safety.