Fond Du Lac Authorities Locate Missing Elderly Man Safe

(Town of Byron) Authorities were able to safely locate an elderly man who went missing from a Town of Byron home early Wednesday morning. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office received the report at 6:05am indicting that the 93-year-old had wandered away from a residence on Hickory Road. The caller indicated that his father suffers from age-related medical conditions and he had not been able to locate him. A description was provided and the missing man was wearing warm clothing when he left. Deputies assisted by the Oakfield Fire Department and city of Fond du Lac Paramedics began a search of surrounding properties using several thermal imaging devices, along with a drone from the sheriff’s office. After about one hour, a deputy located the missing man on an access lane to a neighboring property approximately one-half mile southwest of his residence. He was uninjured and in good condition. After a medical check by paramedics on scene he was taken by his son for further medical evaluation.