9 May 2013

Missing elderly Foxton man found

5:52 pm on 9 May 2013

An elderly Foxton man missing since Wednesday evening has been found.

The man, 80, walked out from sand dunes just after 8.30am on Thursday having spent the night huddled with his pet dog among the dunes near a local forest.

Searchers believe he may have wandered off his normal walking track and become disorientated.

He was taken to Palmerston North hospital to be assessed for possible hypothermia.