Elderly man found alive and well
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:17:40 GMT —
An 83-year-old man has been found alive and well in Benzie County after going missing on Tuesday.
Loyal Frederick, who suffers from Alzheimerâ??s, was found around 1pm by search teams near the intersection of Pioneer and Fewins Road near the command center at the Platte River Association in Honor.
Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel says Frederick was found lying down in the woods with his dog by his side.
At this time it appears Frederick walked away from his home. He was later taken to Munson Medical Center.
The Sheriff says about 100 people were involved with the search efforts, including the Benzie County Sheriff's Office, DNR, Michigan State Police, Camp Pugsley's search and rescue team and community volunteers.
â??I'm just very, very pleased with the community's reaction and outpouring and compassion for trying to find this gentleman,â?? said Schendel.
Family members say Frederick walked his dog often, and this was not the first time he strayed away from home.
â??He has always stayed pretty close to home, close enough to where his family members found him fairly easily,â?? said Jodi Lyons, Frederick's granddaughter. â??This community is awesome. It's great to be a part of a small community. Everybody knows my grandpa. Everybody loves my grandpa and there's so many people coming out to help and we really appreciate it.â??