An 89-year-old English World War II veteran escaped from his nursing home to participate in D-Day commemorative services.
Although he was given instructions not to leave the nursing home, according to Sky News, at 10:30 am in Hove, Sussex, England the veteran “left wearing his war medals covered by a grey jacket” and took a train to Normandy in France.
A police search began after the veteran had not been seen for 12 hours. Eventually, the veteran was located by a younger war veteran who called the nursing home to inform them of his location.
The Sussex police told Sky News that “we have spoken to the veteran who called the home today and are satisfied that the pensioner is fine and that his friends are going to ensure he gets back to Hove safely over the next couple of days, after the D-Day celebrations finish.”