Maine State trooper finds, carries man with Alzheimer’s to safety

VASSALBORO, Maine — A state trooper in Maine is being praised for his actions, which most likely saved the life of an 82-year-old man with Alzheimer’s.

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According to a news release, the Maine Department of Public Safety said Bernard Perry wandered from his home in Vassalboro around 5 a.m. EST Wednesday.

Trooper Tyler Harrington found Perry in a ditch, WCSH-TV reported. Perry was suffering from severe hypothermia and frostbite and was unable to walk, so Harrington carried the man to his cruiser, according to the news release.

Perry was taken to a hospital in Augusta where he is recuperating, WMTV-TV reported.

“We are grateful Bernard Perry was found in a timely manner and is recuperating,” the state police said in its news release. “We are also thankful for Trooper Harrington, Maine State Police troopers and all law enforcement officers in Maine who do an exceptional job protecting the citizens of Maine and all those who visit our great state.”