SUNDERLAND: Durham Regional Police credited the community for their assistance in helping to locate a missing Sunderland man earlier this week.
The search began at approximately 8 a.m., on the morning of Monday, Aug. 31, after police were called to a residence on Lorne St. Eventually, multiple cruisers, officers on ATVs, as well as the K9 Unit would scour the area searching for the local resident.
Shortly after 2 p.m., after canvassing homes in the area, and speaking with neighbours, police were able to locate the missing man.
“We were concerned for his safety, and after officers were able to locate him, he was taken to hospital where he is being treated after suffering a bit from the elements. But we’ve definitely gotten him the attention he needed,” Sgt. Bill Calder told The Standard.
The tips received from neighbours in the area played a crucial role in helping to ensure that the case had a fast and successful resolution.
“It was a good success story,” added Sgt. Calder. “Talking to the people in the area gave officers a lot of good tips as far as which direction he may have gone, and that community element really helped us out.”