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Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe


By Ben Roberts - bio | email

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) – A Dougherty County man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease is safe and back home.  DCP officers brought 69-year old Nathaniel Pinkney home about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

They used K-9 units and got help searching for the missing man from the Albany Fire Department, Albany Dougherty Rescue Squad, and Lee County Sheriff's Office. Pinkney was last seen on Quail Run Drive around 6:30 p.m. He was found three and a half hours later.

His family is grateful for the quick response and hard work of the searchers. His sister, Phoebe Hatcher, told us "I can't express what it meant to me to see the turnout that we had from the neighbors and also from the Dougherty County Police Department and the Rescue Squad and everybody it was just a big turnout and I'll ever be grateful."

Police say a good Samaritan on his way to work saw Pinkney. He had gotten a breaking news e-mail from News Ten about the missing man, so he picked up Mr. Pinkney, called police, and brought him to the Home Run Foods Store on Dawson Road.

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