Thursday, October 21, 2021

Alert issued for missing dementia sufferer

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a 69-year-old dementia sufferer missing from Sydney’s upper north shore.

Police say Thomas McDonald (pictured) was last seen leaving a care facility on Hillmont Avenue, Thornleigh, about 8pm last night, heading west towards Pennant Hills Road.

“Police hold concerns for his welfare due to him living with dementia and having a number of medical conditions,” NSW Police said in a statement.

He is known to frequent the Thornleigh and West Leigh areas.

Thomas is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, medium build and balding.

He was wearing a white and blue jumper with horizontal stripes, with navy-coloured blue pants and blue shoes with white edging.

A geo-targeting emergency alert SMS has now been issued to assist in locating Mr McDonald. If you receive a text from +61 444 444 444 it is an official alert and is NOT a scam, Police said.

Anyone who has seen Thomas, or has information regarding his whereabouts, is urged to contact Kuring-Gai Police Area Command, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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