A resident volunteering his time located a missing 71-year-old man yesterday in the Fletchers Lake area.

Halifax RCMP, Halifax Search and Rescue and the Department of Natural Resources assisted in the search for Brian Archibald Davidson, reported missing Sunday afternoon after police say he got out of his car en route to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Highway 102.

Police spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said they received a call from area resident Don Reid yesterday morning telling them he was going to help look for Donaldson on his ATV.

Reid went down a logging road about one kilometre off of Holland Road and found Davidson lying down in a ditch.

“He was a little shook up, but seemed OK,” Taplin said of Davidson, who was then taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Police believe he spent the entire night outside.

Taplin said Davidson was driving to the airport with his common-law spouse and daughter Sunday afternoon when he became agitated, pulled to the side of the road, got out and wouldn’t get back in the car.

Taplin said Davidson — who suffers from short-term memory loss — continually refused to get back in the car, and was last seen on the other side of the highway, walking back towards Lower Sackville, where he resides.

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