24 Oct 2013

Police in Alexandra search for missing man

3:26 pm on 24 October 2013

Police in Alexandra are asking the public to help in the search for an elderly Alzheimer's sufferer, missing since Wednesday.

Russell Young, 81, left home Wednesday afternoon in a red 1994 Toyota Corolla saloon, possibly to go fishing.

Senior Sergeant Ian Carsick says Mr Young is a keen fisherman but it is unusual that he would stay out overnight.

Police are urgently seeking any sightings of Mr Young or his vehicle throughout Central Otago.