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Authorities Rescue Man Reported To Have Dementia

Authorities Rescue Man Reported To Have Dementia

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office found a man who walked into a wooded area. On Sunday (May 2) at 11:30 am, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Redemption Road, north of Statesville.

When the deputies arrived they found a blue Toyota Prius which was running with no one around it. The caller met the deputies and told them they saw an elderly man get out of the vehicle, He began acting erratically, then turned and walked up a power line trail into a heavily wooded area.

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, Canine Deputies and Drone Pilots responded to the location to assist in finding the man. A description of the man was broadcast, and it was determined the gentleman has Dementia. Officers found a track at the Toyota Prius traveling toward South Chipley Ford Road.

At 3:56 p.m. a drone pilot, and an investigator found the man utilizing the drone near a chicken house on South Chipley Ford Road. Iredell County Rescue Squad personnel responded to the area and treated the man for mild dehydration. After receiving treatment, the man was returned to his family.