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Police seek assistance locating teen missing from mental health centre in Penetang (update: located)

19-year-old was reported missing this morning
20190310 opp cruiser OPP
OPP file photo

4 p.m. update:

Uniform OPP officers searching in the Midland Point Road of Penetanguishene, with the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Aviation Services located the missing male shortly before 3:30 p.m. May 10, 2021.

He has since been safely returned to the centre.

Original release:
PENETANGUISHENE - Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently searching for a missing male from the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene.

Police received a missing person report at 10:55 a.m. May 10, 2021 when the male left the hospital property unescorted.

The missing male [name removed] is described as being male white, 5' 5" tall, 140 lbs, short brown hair wearing a grey hoodie and running shoes.

Officers are currently searching the Sandy Bay Road area of Penetanguishene and the missing person is known to frequent the Parry Sound area.

Police and hospital officials are concerned for [his] wellbeing and are asking for the public's assistance. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 so he may be safely returned to the hospital.