It was a busy weekend for our local and surrounding for first-responders.
First, Beiseker and Three Hills RCMP worked together to find a 64-year-old man by the name of Jack Doerr who had wandered away from the Linden Lodge late on Thursday, September 6. The RCMP were informed the man had been diagnosed with early onset of dementia. The detachment found a similar complaint out of Three Hills detachment about a man wandering near Highway583 and Range Road 260.
It was later confirmed that this man was Doerr, and a ground search utilizing police dog services was put in place.
Doerr was located by the Beiseker detachment on Saturday, September 8.
The Drumheller RCMP were up next, responding to another missing person call, this time for a 74-year-old man.
"We had an incident of an elderly male who went missing out near the Morrin Bridge. He was reported missing late Saturday night (September 8) and his vehicle was found in the early morning hours, however, the area was very treacherous and we couldn't get in there until first light," said Corporal Gerald Sherk.
"Once there was light, Constable Doucette and the dog handler went into the coulees and after some searching they were able to find the male, who was hypothermic and had some injuries from being out in the wilderness there," continued Sherk. "He was able to be rescued from the area with the help of Morrin Fire and a boat, and is at the Drumheller Hospital recovering from his injuries."