An elderly couple were found in a remote area near Sunset House, Alta. on Monday evening, one day after they went missing from their home in Valleyview.

Neil and Pearl Holmes were found by an area resident around 6 p.m. east of Highway 747 on Township Road 694. RCMP say they had become lost and their van was stuck.

Neil, 84, was walking to find help. Pearl, 80, was waiting inside the vehicle. The couple was taken to hospital in Valleyview.

Earlier on Monday, police released a photo of the pair and asked people to look for them on back roads, fields and vacant farms.

They were concerned because Neil Holmes has become lost while driving in the past because of health issues.

Valleyview is 350 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.