A missing elderly man was quickly located and reunited with his family after a brief search last week by neighbors and emergency services personnel.
Last Tuesday, Barrow County Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to Ansley Court after family members reported a male subject missing from the home.
“First arriving firefighters were able to determine that the 67-year-old male had complications from a previous head injury and had wandered from his home,” said Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services Public Information Officer Lieutenant Scott Dakin. “After conducting an initial search of the home and property additional units were called to assist in the search.”
Sheriff deputies and animal control officers assisted emergency services personnel in a door to door search within the subdivision as well as a search of an adjacent wooded area.
Just over an hour after the search began, the man was located at the corner of Highway 211 and Auburn County Line Road by Ted and Marcy Brothers.
The Brothers were visiting their son who lives near the missing elderly man. The Brothers drove the man home where he was reunited with his wife.
“Several of the neighbors started assisting in the search and visiting with the wife as she waited for answers,” Dakin said. “It goes to show how caring a community Barrow County is. When the Brothers family brought the man home they were just so happy to be a part of the good outcome.”