84-year-old man found safe after extensive search
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:22AM PDT Last Updated Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:04PM PDT
Police ask that anyone who encounters Bixler to stay with him and call 911. (CTV Vancouver Island)
VICTORIA -- First responders and volunteers have found an 84-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who had been missing since Wednesday.
"He is safe and his family has been notified," the Saanich Police Department tweeted just before 3 p.m. Thursday.
Police said Giles Bixler, who had appeared confused when last seen Wednesday evening, was located in Esquimalt.
Victoria firefighters used a drone with a heat-imaging camera to help with the search.
Searchers with the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization were searching the area of Mount Douglas Park Thursday morning.