10 Dec 2010

Missing man with dementia found in drain

7:57 am on 10 December 2010

A missing Bay of Plenty man has been found lying semi-conscious in a drain.

The man, 77, who has dementia, had been missing from his Waihi home for more than a day when he was discovered on Thursday evening.

Police say an infra-red camera on an helicopter was used to find the man who has been taken to Tauranga hospital suffering from hypothermia.