Missing Sheffield man found safe and well in churchyard

A man who went missing over night from his Sheffield home has been found safe and well.

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 4:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:47 pm
84-year-old George Rodgers has been found safe and well

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that 84-year-old George Rodgers was found earlier this afternoon.

He was found by a member of the public in the grounds of a church in the Ecclesfield area not far from his home. Officers attended to the pensioner to check if he was okay.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Thank you so much to everyone who helped share the appeal to find George and who offered information to help the search."

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Worried members of the public earlier formed search parties to try to find a missing Sheffield pensioner who has Alzheimer’s.

Residents used South Yorkshire Police Facebook page to inform officers of locations they have searched and to suggest other places to check.

The 84-year, who has a wife, had not been seen or heard from him since leaving his home in Ecclesfield at 4pm on Tuesday to visit a nearby park.

The Star would like to thank all those who shared the appeal.