Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

A missing Dougherty County man who suffers from Alzheimer's was found safe this morning on Williamsburg Road, not far from where he went missing.

71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.

Dougherty County Police have a message for families of others with special needs. “Because some of these people, sometimes even when they are located, they can't communicate who they are or where they live. And we do ask the community, if you ever come across someone like that, please call the police immediately. Don't try to take them somewhere else,” said Captain Thomas Jackson, of DCP.

He was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home on Doug Lane near the Liberty Expressway and was found not far away about 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Police say are asking family members to keep identification bracelets on people who suffer from dementia.

Overnight, Dougherty County Police officers were assisted by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter which used a FLIR thermal camera to search from the air.

Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sanitary sewer extension could come to Shadowlawn area

    Sanitary sewer extension could come to Shadowlawn area

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:06:54 GMT
    The sanitary sewer extension would cover 67 homes in the area. (Source: WALB)The sanitary sewer extension would cover 67 homes in the area. (Source: WALB)

    Community members from the Shadowlawn area met with city leaders to talk about a new sanitary sewer expansion plan.  The expansion plan would extend North on West Gordon Avenue, to South on Shadow-Lawn Drive, then east on West-town Road to the railroad tracks off of West Waddell Avenue.  City leaders said this project is long overdue for the homeowners in this area.  

    More >>

    Community members from the Shadowlawn area met with city leaders to talk about a new sanitary sewer expansion plan.  The expansion plan would extend North on West Gordon Avenue, to South on Shadow-Lawn Drive, then east on West-town Road to the railroad tracks off of West Waddell Avenue.  City leaders said this project is long overdue for the homeowners in this area.  

    More >>
  • DOCO health department hosts back to school immunizations

    DOCO health department hosts back to school immunizations

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:58:30 GMT
    Vaccinations are required for 3, 4 and 5-year-old, and children entering the 7th grade. (Source: WALB)Vaccinations are required for 3, 4 and 5-year-old, and children entering the 7th grade. (Source: WALB)

    Some folks in Albany already got a jump start on their back to school preparations.  The Doughtery County Health Department held their back to school immunization clinics Saturday. 

    More >>

    Some folks in Albany already got a jump start on their back to school preparations.  The Doughtery County Health Department held their back to school immunization clinics Saturday. 

    More >>
  • How to avoid mosquitoes this summer

    How to avoid mosquitoes this summer

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:15:11 GMT
    Mosquitoes on glass (Source: CDC)Mosquitoes on glass (Source: CDC)

    As the weather heats up and people begin to enjoy their summer, everyone wants to prevent mosquitoes from ruining their summertime fun.

    More >>

    As the weather heats up and people begin to enjoy their summer, everyone wants to prevent mosquitoes from ruining their summertime fun.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly