This all carried on in the background as we searched our local town, our worry was that the last sighting of him was walking away from town. There were a number of fields with ponds of water very close by, he is very unsteady on his feet, we feared he may have fallen somewhere. Our family is very large and we all have an extensive knowledge of the town, we managed to cover every area so quickly, but friends also came out until very late, even people who didn't know us came out to search.
The police were amazing, everywhere we went to look, they had already been. Posters were up in virtually any premises that was open to the public. The helicopter was out searching, officers were on foot searching town and surrounding fields. The liaison officers sat with Mum until 12.30am, officers were there constantly rechecking the sheltered housing that my Mum and Dad live in. they continued to search the whole time.