The search for a missing 78-year-old Wellington man continues, as police grow concerned about him being out alone in cold weather.
Police are yet to find Richard Smith, who left his home on Todman St early this morning.
LandSAR have joined the search and police will be conducting door knocks.
Police said community rescue teams from Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt have also been deployed to help with the search.
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"It is possible that he may have gotten on a bus headed for the Wellington Train Station.
"He was last seen wearing a grey woollen dressing gown with a blue jacket over the top, as well as long grey trousers and brown and gold slippers," police said.
"If you see someone who matches his description, we ask that you approach him and check if he is alright."
Smith suffers from dementia and may appear dazed or confused about where he is.
Police ask those who may have seen him to contact them on (04) 381 2000.