Tuesday 21 February 2017

Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes found safe in storm drain

Dominic Harris

Published 01/07/2015 | 08:38

John Noakes
John Noakes

Missing former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes (81) has been found near his home in Majorca after going missing for more than eight hours.

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Noakes, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, was found in a storm drain about one kilometre from his home, his wife Vicky (71) said.

Mr Noakes, who is Blue Peter's longest-serving presenter, was taken to hospital in the city of Palma where he was treated on Tuesday night.

He had been reported missing by his wife, with police launching a major search.  Mrs Noakes said he was spotted by a police helicopter and rescued not far from his home.

He was found lying dehydrated in 35C heat before being airlifted to hospital.  He is not seriously injured.

Mrs Noakes said she was always confident he would be found nearby rather than further away.


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