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Police locate missing senior

Aug 12 2012

A elderly man with advanced Alzheimer's disease was located at Swartz Bay ferry terminal Saturday evening, a day after he was reported missing.

Sidney RCMP found Frederick Vickers, 78, from Abbotsford, and reunited him with his family.

Vickers had been visiting Victoria with his wife and son.

About 4 p.m. on Friday, Vickers walked away from his downtown hotel.

The family car, a green 2008 Honda CRV, was also missing and Vickers' family was worried that he could be trying to drive back home to Abbotsford.

The car was found with Vickers at the ferry terminal.

Sgt. Colin Brown said Vickers' credit card had been used in Nanaimo Friday at 9: 30 p.m., but the credit card company told police it could not determine exactly where.

Vickers' wife told police he had never before wandered off.

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