Duluth man located after getting lost searching for golf balls

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A 77-year-old Duluth man was found safe early Friday morning after he went missing while searching for golf balls, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The man, who has dementia, was searching for golf balls at Enger Park Golf Course Thursday. He was last seen at about 2 p.m. at the home he shares with his son, and concerned family members called police just after 9:30 p.m. because they said the man always returned home before dark.

The News Tribune said he was found at at about 1:15 a.m. Friday by the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.

He was reportedly alive and well, but cold.

The paper said the Border Patrol helped the search with a handheld thermal-imaging device, and the Minnesota State Patrol searched for the man from the air.

The News Tribune said the same man went missing a couple of years ago at a different area golf course.

Next Up

Luis Arraez

Arráez's triple gives Twins rare extra-inning victory

The Twins scored three runs in the 10th to take Friday's opener.

court gavel

St. Cloud man sentenced after traveling to meet minor he solicited online

Nathan Paul Grondahl learned his fate in a federal court this week.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Report: Contract talks between Kaprizov and Wild have 'gone cold'

The report states Kaprizov is drawing interest from the KHL.

IMG_1266

Glensheen Mansion reveals new coffee bar - with fresh donuts

It's located in the historic Carriage House garage space

Bogdan Vechirko

Charges against trucker who barreled through protestors could be dropped

Bogdan Vechirko will have to avoid legal trouble for a year.

Dychaun Chew - South High School Facebook

Loved ones mourn 16-year-old killed in Minneapolis hit-and-run

South High School held a balloon release for Dychaun Chew Thursday evening.

police lights

5-year-old dies 3 weeks after assault, mother's charges upped to murder

The girl died three weeks after the assault took place.

Related

Duluth 'ball slasher' gets stayed sentence

The judge told Christopher Bjerkness he considers him vulnerable and doesn't want to send him to prison, but added this likely would be his last chance to turn his life around. Bjerkness, who told the News Tribune he suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, bipolar disorder and cerebral palsy, says he cannot explain his odd fetish for slashing exercise balls.