Man remains missing from brain injury centre

RCMP have no new leads on the whereabouts of the missing 77-year-old patient who vanished from the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka on Friday. Hospital staff reported Daniel Arsneau, who suffers from dementia, missing around 2:30 p.m.

RCMP have no new leads on the whereabouts of the missing 77-year-old patient who vanished from the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka on Friday.

Hospital staff reported Daniel Arsneau, who suffers from dementia, missing around 2:30 p.m.

Arsneau’s wheelchair was found empty on the grounds.

Sgt. Cameron Chisholm said foul play is not suspected. Chisholm said Arsneau has relatives throughout the area, including five daughters.

“We have been in contact with everybody,” said Chisholm. “There’s not much to go on. We checked everything that we could check at this time. People come and go all the time. . . . He probably got picked up.”

Chisholm said the man went missing before and turned up later. Investigators believe he may be heading outside Alberta to a province in the Maritimes. Arsneau is described as a Caucasian male, 1.68 metres (five feet five inches), weighs 67 kg (145 pounds), balding with a brown moustache.

He has blue eyes with a slim build and was wearing a blue coat and grey sweat pants.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4471.