A missing man with dementia found safe with hikers on Mt. Tamalpais

MARIN CO. (KRON) — A Larkspur man with dementia who disappeared from his home Sunday was later found safe with a group of hikers on Mt. Tamalpais, the Central Marin Police Authority said Monday.

The 61-year-old man’s brother reported him missing around 4 p.m. The man’s caregiver said he had been missing for an hour, was likely confused and probably had no identification with him, police said.

The caregiver also told police the man liked to walk the open space trails in west Larkspur, police said.

Officers searched nearby streets and foot trails at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, and one hiker told police he saw an elderly man on the trail.

Police found the missing man safe and in good health with a group of concerned hikers near Dawn Falls. He was then reunited with his family, police said.

The missing man’s brother thanked police and volunteered to participate in the police authority’s Alzheimer’s and dementia program.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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