A man who had a Silver Alert issued for him in North Carolina is back home safe after some sharp-eyed rescue crews spotted him near the Red River Gorge Wednesday.
The 73 year old, who suffers from dementia, would up at the Sky Bridge Station near the gorge.
The place was closed but the owner and a friend happened to still be there when Robert Donaldson came in saying he needed medical assistance.
"He showed something wasn't quite right," Isaac McShane said. "He explained that he was 73-year-old and his 83-year-old mother would want to know where he was, so something didn't quite add up obviously."
"I'm glad that he at least had the right state of mind to stop into a public place and ask for help," Clifton Gifford said.
Fortunately for Donaldson, both McShane and Gifford are search and rescue members and were able to help him out.
While talking with him, they said Donaldson thought he came from Illinois. He actually took a care from his care giver in North Carolina and drove all the way there.
Both men gave him water, checked his vitals and wrote down medications he was on.
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