French care home resident, 93, escapes to go on date with secret girlfriend

His granddaughter visited him and realised he was missing 

Stock image of elderly couple
Stock image of elderly couple

An elderly man who went missing from a care home has been found – with his girlfriend.

The 93-year-old was reported missing from his nursing home by his daughter in the coastal town of Pléneuf-Val-André in north-western France, Le Telegramme reports.

She entered the room and noticed he was missing during one of her regular weekly visits.

After notifying the staff at Les Jardins d’Arcadie, they searched the grounds and, when he was not found, they contacted the police.

He had been wearing jeans, a blue sleeveless waistcoat and a cap.

The police arrived at the scene and, after thoroughly checking the area, found the grandfather had not strayed far from the care home, France Bleu reports.

He had been in a park nearby, walking “arm in arm” with a woman reported to be his girlfriend.

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