Jan (John) Baartman was last seen yesterday before he headed into the woods for an excursion.

A search and rescue team have located missing 87-year-old Jan Baartman safe after he spent 24 hours outside alone in the wilderness.

His family reported him missing after he failed to return home after an afternoon excursion into the woods on Monday.

Search and Rescue Crews found Baartman’s truck stuck on a decommissioned logging road 200 meters from the Inland Island Highway late Tuesday afternoon, but he was not at the vehicle.

Baartman was later found cold but safe. He’s been transported to the hospital to be checked over.

His granddaughter, Sarah Campbell, wrote on Facebook, “Praise the Lord! Opa has been found. He is able to respond to his name at present, further details to follow.”

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