An 81-year-old man who had been reported missing has been located and is safe. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

UPDATE: 81-year-old man who had been reported missing has been found

A search-and-rescue base had been set up on Metral Drive the afternoon of Friday, July 24

UPDATE: The 81-year-old man who had been reported missing has been located and is safe, say RCMP.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: RCMP are asking the public to help in finding a missing senior, last seen this afternoon at a hardware store in north Nanaimo.

According to a press release, Bob Emre, 81, was last seen at 1 p.m. July 24 at the Home Depot at 6555 Metral Drive. He experiences dementia and given his age and condition, friends and family are worried for his safety and well-being, police said.

While officials do not have a photo available, Emre is described as 5-foot-11, with a slim build and shaggy grey hair. He was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt and blue jeans and was walking an overweight Jack Russell-basset hound cross which goes by the name Jenny.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue are currently assisting with the search.

Anyone who sees Emre is asked to call 911 or the Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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