Missing 79-year-old man used military survival skills before he was found

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO A Silver Alert has been put out for Harold Roberts, missing from the Town of Tonawanda.

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Town of Tonawanda Police located a missing 79-year-old man on Tuesday.

A Silver Alert had been issued for Harold Roberts. Silver Alerts are issued for individuals reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or related cognitive disorders who have been reported missing.

Roberts was located, is safe, and was evaluated.

During the four days he was missing, police said he used survival skills that he learned in the military to stay alive.


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