A disabled man who went missing from Auckland’s Bayview amid Cyclone Gabrielle’s full force this evening has been found.
The man’s sister, Jennifer Gransden-Pollard, earlier said he “wandered off into the storm” without a jacket or jersey and the family were “very worried” for his safety.
“If anyone sees my brother or he pops up at your place asking for help please contact me asap,” Gransden-Pollard said in a post to the Glenfield Community Facebook page.
“He has a disability and bad balance and has wandered off into the storm (no jacket or jumper on).”
Police confirmed they received a report of a man missing from the Bayview area, but could not offer any further details because of privacy concerns.
Gransden-Pollard has since posted that her brother had been found and was being brought back home.
“Overwhelmed by the number of people who helped make his safe return happen!” she said.
“We know that he is not the only one who has found today tough - we hope that you are all hanging in there.”
The Herald has approached the police for further comment.
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