After an intense search for a missing Alcona man involving several police detachments, Craig Swayze was located safe.
Search intensifies for missing Alcona man
Crews searched from the air and on the ground, deploying K9 units and ATVs to bring the missing 65-year-old man home.
Vulnerable man Craig Swayze found in Innisfil
Craig Swayze went for a walk around 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Webster Blvd and 7th Line area in Alcona, but he didnt return home.
The vulnerable Alcona man was reported missing after being seen at his home near the 7th Line and Webster Boulevard around 4 p.m. Nov. 7.
Nearly 21 hours after he went missing two construction workers found Swayze, alive, on the site off the 6th Line.
It does appear that he was stuck. We had a difficult time getting out of the mud, said Staff Sgt. Sheryl Sutton. The mud was almost up to our knees, so we had paramedics, the fire department, and some of the construction workers help us get him out of there.
Emergency crews carried Swayze to a waiting ambulance. He was transported to hospital for observation in apparent good condition.
Police say it appears Swayze may have become disoriented during his walk before becoming stuck and spending the night in the open field.
He just said he was cold, and that he was happy to see all of these people around him, said Sutton.
Police say that when they arrived on scene, they found a suspect being held by a bystander who said they had been assaulted.
I was praying last night as we were driving the streets, praying for the rescue teams that God would bring him home safe, said Reverend Howard Courtney. A miracle is nice to see.
When officers talked with the suspect, they formed the opinion that he was impaired, leading to his arrest.
Swayze was taken to hospital for observation but is expected to make a full recovery and return home.
Police and emergency crews search areas in Alcona, Ont. for a missing man on Thursday, November 8, 2018 (South Simcoe Police/Twitter)
Craig Swayze, 65, of Innisfil, Ont. was reported as missing on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (South Simcoe Police)
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NEWS RELEASE SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE ************************* INNISFIL – South Simcoe Police Service officers are intensifying their search for a missing Innisfil man. Search efforts now include support from Barrie Police, York Regional Police, Georgian Bay Search and Rescue, our officers on ATVs, the Canine Unit and police on foot canvassing the area. Sixty-five-year-old Craig Swayze was last seen leaving his home in the 7th Line and Webster Boulevard area of Alcona around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Police are concerned for his well-being. Here is an updated description of Mr. Swayze:
We are asking area residents to check their yards, property and outbuildings for any sign of Craig Swayze. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call us at 705-436-2141 or 905-775-3311.