According to police, the search for missing Pelham man Michael White has ended as a concerned citizen found him while checking their property.
On June 29, 2016, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) had continued in their efforts to locate 79 year old Michael White. White was reported missing on June 28, 2016 from his residence in the Hurricane Road and Stonegate Place in Pelham / Fonthill.
An extensive ground search was commenced that involved the NRPS Emergency Task Unit (ETU), the Marine Unit, Traffic Enforcement Unit, Forensic Services (UAV Operation), K9 Unit, and officers from the 3 District Welland uniform and detective branches. The effort was also supported by officers on ATVs. The search was bolstered by the Erie County Sheriff’s office, and volunteers from Search and Rescue Niagara, and the Pelham Fire Service. Numerous members of the community took it upon themselves to ride their bikes, walk and drive their cars in the area.
At approximately 12:00PM a concerned citizen searched their property to check for White. The citizen checked a nearby bush area and located White who had fallen. The citizen assisted White onto an ATV and brought him out of the bush to police and paramedics. White was located approximately 1 km north of his neighbourhood.
White was assessed by Paramedics from Niagara Emergency Medical Service. He was found to be conscious, tired and thirsty. He was transported to a local hospital for further assessment.
The family of Michael White and the NRPS would like to thank all the members of the community that supported the efforts to locate him. The support and concern of the community proved to be invaluable in bringing Michael home to his family.
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