A missing Ancaster senior with Alzheimer’s has been found safe in the Niagara region
Hamilton police confirmed yesterday afternoon that 86-year-old Ibrahim Kettina was found after walking about 30 kilometers
Constable Steve Welton says Kettina is safe and is being treated for some medical concerns.
The Syrian-born man was reported missing to police by his family on Friday.
He was last seen around 3 p.m. when he set out for his normal walk around their home, but this time, he didn’t come back.
Police mobilized a search team early Saturday to find him.
Ground search teams, ATVs, K9 units and officers from all divisions combed the area around his home on O’Leary drive within a 3KM radius
Police set out asking residents to check their own properties, urging them to keep and eye out for anything unusual like open gates, or evidence someone was on their property.
Welton says Kettina had no cash or identification on him.
Staff Sergeant Frank Miscione says statistics on missing persons with Alzheimer’s show that 75 per cent are found within a 3KM radius from their home.
Police were notified late Saturday afternoon Kettina may have been found by a citizen in the Niagara region.