CCSO release – On Sunday May 17th, 2020 at approximately 2:42 a.m. the Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from a care facility in the area of McTimmons Rd in Bandon. The facility reported that a 77 year old male resident who suffers from dementia and normally uses a wheel chair walked away from the facility at approximately 1:30 a.m. and had not returned. Coos County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Noel arrived at the facility and began assisting in the search. Deputy Noel determined that Search and Rescue resources should be called out to assist with the search. At approximately 6:08 a.m. the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team arrived and began their area search. Search and Rescue K9 teams consisting of the K9, their handler, and a flanker were sent out to search the area around the facility. At approximately 7:30 a.m. K9 Jaeger located Mr. Carlson on McTimmons Road after scent tracking him nearly 200 yards eastward on the roadway. Mr. Carlson was conscious, awake, and responded to K9 Jaeger’s arrival. K9 Jaeger’s handler, Tony Deane and his flanker Patty Sanden checked on Mr. Carlson. Mr. Carlson was helped back to the facility using a wheel chair by a staff member, where he was evaluated by responding emergency medical staff.