(Saanich Police)

84-year-old Giles Bixler who went missing and has Alzheimers was just located in the area of Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt and is safe.

Police started searching for Bixler after he was reported missing on Wednesday, October 23rd.

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They used drone equipped with Forward-Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) – a device that can locate the heat signature of a person from an elevated position.

On Thursday morning, officers brought in Search and Rescue teams to assist with their search.

He was located at approximately 2:55 p.m. this afternoon.

“The Saanich Police would like to express their thanks to Search and Rescue volunteers that helped throughout, and the public for creating awareness,” police tweeted on Thursday afternoon.