LONDON (AP) — Police say an 89-year old World War II veteran who was reported missing from a nursing home in England has been found in Normandy after traveling to attend D-Day commemorations.
Bernard Jordan was last seen at The Pines home in Hove, southern England, on Thursday morning. That evening staff called police.
Sussex Police said Friday that another veteran later called to say he and Jordan were at a hotel in Ouistreham, France. Officers also spoke to Jordan and determined he was fine.
The force said Jordan left the home wearing his service medals and joined a group of veterans heading to France by bus.
Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp tweeted: “Veteran reported missing by care home who said he can’t go to Normandy for D-Day remembrance. We’ve found him there!”
Love this:89yr old veteran reported missing by care home who said he can’t go to Normandy for #DDay70 remembrance. We’ve found him there!
— Nev Kemp (@ChSuptNevKemp) June 6, 2014
Bernard Jordan, the D-Day veteran who sneaked off to Normandy, has got himself a fan club on the ferry. Good man. pic.twitter.com/CB1Cb9nAqx
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) June 6, 2014