Allan Seabrooke, Red Deer’s city manager. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer’s city manager is commended for helping find a lost senior

The 94-year-old had gotten off at the wrong bus stop

When a 94-year-old man with dementia didn’t make it home one evening, Red Deer’s city manager sprang to the rescue.

Coun. Lawrence Lee praised Allan Seabrooke this week for helping locate a local senior who went missing earlier this month.

Lee received a call from concerned community members who feared their senior relative might have gotten lost on his way home on a transit bus.

“He hadn’t arrived home when he was expected…”

Lee enlisted Seabrooke’s help to try to track down which bus stop the senior got off at.

Seabrooke took a photo of the lost man to Sorensen Station that evening and asked city bus drivers if anyone recognized him.

Fortunately, one driver remembered the elderly man with a cane and knew at which stop he had disembarked, recalled Seabrooke.

The senior left the bus in Rosedale instead of his usual stop in Eastview, but a search crew was able to locate him walking along a street.

Lee commended Seabrooke for his quick thinking and fast action in enlisting the help of city transit drivers.

Seabrooke said he’s always pleased to help — but in this case, he believes the bus driver’s sharp memory made all the difference.

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