Geo-targeting SMS alert helps locate man missing from Hornsby

A geo-targeting SMS alert issued by police has helped locate a man missing in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.

The 83-year-old man was last seen at a home on Ida Street, Hornsby, about 10.30pm yesterday (Thursday 15 April 2021).

He was reported missing to officers from Kuring-Gai Police Area Command later the same day, who commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

As a result of inquiries, including a geo-targeting SMS alert issued to local residents, a member of the community located the man on Bushlands Avenue about 8am today (Friday 16 April 2021).

He has been taken to hospital for assessment.

Police thank the media and the community for their assistance.

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