An elderly man reported missing has been found this morning after spending the night stranded in a park.

Donald May, 83, was reported missing from his address in Spotswood, New Plymouth at 5.30pm last night.

Police were concerned for his wellbeing due to his age and the cold weather. He was found by a member of the public about 8.30 this morning.

Police said it appeared he may have fallen down a small bank in Paritutu Marine park area overnight.


Emergency services are providing medical treatment for May as he recovers.