Senior missing from Stonewall hospital found safe

By | April 14, 2020

A 70-year-old man who went missing in Stonewall has been found safe, RCMP say. 

William (Billy) Swanton was last seen leaving the Stonewall Hospital at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Police said he was wearing pants and a grey sweater.

An RCMP spokesperson said Swanton was safely located by an officer at around noon in a heated building, after an air and ground search on Tuesday. 

About 40 volunteers and the Winnipeg Police Service’s Air 1 helicopter assisted with the search. 

Swanton has been taken back to the hospital for a checkup, RCMP said.

A search and rescue team that included about 40 volunteers was out looking for Swanton on Tuesday morning. (Holly Caruk/CBC )

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