Nova Scotia

Police search for elderly Fall River man

An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease has gone missing from his Fall River, N.S., home.

An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease has gone missing from his Fall River, N.S., home.

RCMP and a Halifax Ground Search and Rescue team are scouring the woods and roads of the Halifax-area community looking for 76-year-old William Henry.

Henry was reported missing just after 8 p.m. Thursday from his home on Highway 2. He is white, 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, slim build, with blue eyes and has a full grey-white beard. It is not known what he is wearing

The rescue effort is based at the Saint John United Church in Fall River.

Henry is believed to be on foot in the Fall River area. He walks slowly and is not talkative. Police said he will acknowledge a stranger by smiling. He may also answer to the nickname of "Red."

Anyone spotting Henry is asked to call police at 490-5020.

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