A patient who absconded from the North Bay Regional Health Centre was located by police and safely returned to the hospital on August 27, 2021.
On August 27, 2021, at approximately 3:52PM, the North Bay Police Service began searching for a patient who is alleged to have absconded from the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
With the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police and Anishinabek Police Service, the individual was located at approximately 5:54PM in a wooded area along Lake Nipissing near the 2000-block of Main Street West. It is believed that, after absconding, the individual travelled southbound across Highway 17 to the location where he was located. The individual was safely returned to the hospital.
The North Bay Police Service would like to recognize the Anishinabek Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police for their assistance in this matter.
The North Bay Police Service will not be releasing the name of the individual.