Ken Armstrong has been found safe. The elderly man was first reported missing late Monday afternoon, from his Alcona home. A search for the missing senior with medical issues continued well into the evening, with a Barrie Police UAV and OPP helicopter, both equipped with infrared technology allowing a search of the Alcona area in the dark. Seventy-five year old Ken Armstrong went missing from his Goshen Road home in Alcona around 4:30 Monday afternoon, reportedly after a fire at his home spooked the man suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was found by a member of the public in the area of 25th Sideroad and 9th Line of Innisfil, a heavily wooded area rescue workers had gone through several times already.
UPDATE – MISSING PERSON Kenneth Armstrong has been located safe in Innisfil. Further details to follow within the hour.
— South Simcoe Police (@SouthSimcoePS) May 9, 2018
The search was a day-long effort, involving not only law enforcement from South Simcoe, York Region, and Barrie but according to Ken’s own son via Twitter, complete strangers wanting to help a neighbour.
Thanks once again for the generosity of the people of #Alcona and beyond. I watched first responders buzzing all around the area by air, sea and land today and I was approached by many people asking ‘have you seen this man, he’s missing’. Incredible. Hope we find dad tomorrow.
— Kenneth Armstrong (@kenarmstrong) May 9, 2018