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Missing man walks up to news crew reporting on … missing man

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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:20 PM
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A local television news crew reporting on a missing Maine man found him as they were about to shoot a live update near his home. Robert McDonough, a 73-year-old who suffers from dementia, had been missing for more than 14 hours when he walked past the WMTW News 8 crew camped out on the side of his road in rural Limington.


I thought this was pretty interesting. There's a video at the link, the news reporter seemed like he had no idea how to react to the man just walking up to them.

Also, apparently the wardens were about "ramp up" their search for him, perfect timing.
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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:23 PM
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Whats more surprising that a news station is doing an interview for a missing man, that has only been missing for 14 hours?
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posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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It was by a local news station, was probably a slow day.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by luciddream
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Whats more surprising that a news station is doing an interview for a missing man, that has only been missing for 14 hours?
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This is not just a "missing man," this is an elderly man with dementia. Fourteen hours is a long time.

Finding someone like this who just "wanders off" is extremely important, for the family and for the individual's own safety, since they are not in full possession of their faculties.

Back to the OP, well, that's just a bit of luck, I suppose, that he happened to wander on by.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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they do that on our news when a local elderly person goes missing who have dementia, it is reported that day, they try to find them quick.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by research100
they do that on our news when a local elderly person goes missing who have dementia, it is reported that day, they try to find them quick.

It's actually a good idea, they should do it for every missing person. Maybe someone will have seen them and can help the family find their missing family member.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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In our area they call it a "Silver Alert" as in Amber Alert for a child. It's a good idea and has saved lives.



posted on May, 29 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
In our area they call it a "Silver Alert" as in Amber Alert for a child. It's a good idea and has saved lives.

I wasn't aware of these, apparently it's something done regularly in 31 states.


A Silver Alert is a public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons – especially seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, or other mental disabilities – in order to aid in their return. Silver Alerts use a wide array of media outlets – such as commercial radio stations, television stations, and cable TV – to broadcast information about missing persons



National growth [edit] 31 states and New York City[11] have Silver Alert or similar programs targeting missing seniors. More than 195 million people live in jurisdictions served by Silver Alert or a similar program. 22 states have missing persons recovery programs that are formally called “Silver Alert”:


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