Missing man found safe and well in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 16:01 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:02 20 January 2015

The Police helicopter is pictured flying over Sidmouth at the weekend. Ref shs 0278-04-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

The Police helicopter is pictured flying over Sidmouth at the weekend. Ref shs 0278-04-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

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An elderly man disappeared in Sidmouth, sparking a police hunt

An elderly man with dementia was found safe and well in Sidmouth after his disappearance sparked a police search.

The man’s concerned wife alerted police late on Saturday afternoon, two hours after he went missing from the Manor Road car park area.

A police helicopter and response units worked with Sidmouth Neighbourhood team to comb the area and the man was found at 5.30pm in a hostelry on the sea front.

The couple are from East Devon and were visiting Sidmouth when the incident happened.

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