Man missing after leaving hospital found safe

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COLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have found a missing man last seen leaving Bronson Methodist Hospital.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 74-year-old Robert E. Sumney was found safe. It comes after deputies were called around 9 p.m. Monday for a welfare check of a 76-year-old woman in the 55000 block of Stowell Road in Colon Township, north of Sturgis.

When deputies arrived on scene, Sumney and the 76-year-old woman were found to be safe and in good condition.

Sumney, a Colon resident, was reported missing after he was last seen around 11 a.m. Monday. Officers said he told some people he planned to drive to Minnesota. Officers said he has dementia and is easily confused. 

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