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Update: Missing elderly man located with minor injuries

78-year-old Richard Charette has been found
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Updated Oct. 7, 2019 at 7:58 p.m.


Richard Charette has been located. He sustained minor injuries and paramedics are en route to the location. 

Greater Sudbury Police Service would like to thank the O.P.P. for the use of its helicopter and members of North Shore Search and Rescue for their support and assistance.

Original story:

An extensive search is underway to locate a missing elderly man who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.

Richard Charette, 78, was last seen this morning, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. in the area of Stobie Dam Road and Vermilion Lake Road. 

Police said Charette is not familiar with the area in which he was last seen. 

Sudbury.com is expecting police to release a photo of Charette.

Members of the GSPS Search and Rescue Unit are conducting a ground search in conjunction with the Tactical Unit and K9 Unit, while the rural unit is conducting a water rescue. North Shore Search and Rescue members are on their way. 

Charette stands around 5-5 and weighs 110 pounds, with white hair (balding) and a white beard. He was wearing a dark blue coat, white hat, grey track pants and grey shoes when he was last seen.

The OPP helicopter is en route to assist with the search from the air. 

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Charette should call police at 705-675-9171.




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