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#1 Hum

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 21:24

A local television news crew reporting on a missing Maine man found him as they were about to shoot a live update near his home.

Robert McDonough, a 73-year-old who suffers from dementia, had been missing for more than 14 hours when he walked past the WMTW News 8 crew :huh: camped out on the side of his road in rural Limington.

News 8 reporter Norm Karkos was preparing to deliver a live report on "News 8 This Morning" early Tuesday when McDonough walked into the frame. Karkos did not immediately recognize McDonough, who then identified himself to the stunned TV crew. They notified the Maine Warden Service, which had been searching for McDonough since late Monday afternoon.

The game wardens said they were just about to ramp up their search for McDonough when he returned home.

The man appeared to be in good condition, although Karkos said he spotted "some blood on McDonough's hand."

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:09

Wow, that doesn't happen very often. It's usually ends badly.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:22

I wonder where he was going and thinking during all of this! Its weird for some one to wander off like this.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 16:14

^ Maybe he was visiting a girlfriend. ;)

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:53

Sadly, he probably had no idea what he was doing.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:58

HA! The Reporter got "Surprise **********er'ed.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 22:37

Sadly, he probably had no idea what he was doing.


sometimes those are the most wild nights out :rofl:

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 23:45

so he suffers form severe enough dementia that he walks off without knowing who he is or where he is, and hs done this before. and he's living at home without help and supervision without being properly cared for why ?

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:42

^ I suspect no one cares enough to help him.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:52

They were outside his house. Not as huge a coincidence as if they were some random place in the street.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:44

^ I suspect no one cares enough to help him.


The health care system should have taken care of him.