Tuesday 20 March 2018

Pensioner (80) found safe after disappearing from nursing home

Frank Helly
Frank Helly

GARDAI have said that an 80-year-old man who went missing from a nursing home in Moycullen, Co Galway has been found safe and well - a short distance away.

Frank Helly had been missing from the home on Church Road since around 7pm on Sunday.

Around 200 people from Moycullen and the surrounding area had searched local woodlands, bogs and dense undergrowth. And it is understood that one of those volunteers that came across Mr Helly shortly after noon today - approximately 400 metres from the nursing home.

It is understood Mr Helly was located today in a wooded area.

He is to be airlifted to Galway University Hospital but is said to be safe and well.

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