79-year-old man who went lacking after strolling his 2 canines discovered lifeless, N.H. authorities say

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Authorities and volunteers looked for the lacking man for twenty-four hours earlier than discovering his physique.

A person who was reported lacking after he took his two canines for a stroll in southwestern New Hampshire was discovered lifeless Thursday afternoon.

Officers instructed WCVB that the physique of Paul Stewart, 79, was discovered practically two miles away from the place he was final seen, at his dwelling on Outdated Swanzey Street. 

Stewart had been lacking since Wednesday afternoon, when his household filed a report round 5 p.m., in accordance with the Chesterfield Police Division.

Stewart’s household instructed authorities they final noticed him round 2:30 p.m., when he left dwelling along with his two unleashed canines, Bailee and Karlee. Stewart’s spouse, Rhonda Stewart, instructed WMUR the 2 of them had deliberate to attend a golf banquet Wednesday evening. She looked for him for an hour earlier than calling 911. 

WCVB experiences that officers discovered Stewart’s physique in a drainage space.

“Appears like at this level Paul ended up in a drainage space, which is widespread in misplaced individual behaviors, that they find yourself in drainages, which is why in the end he was discovered,” stated the state’s Fish and Sport Sgt. Kevin Bronson.

Officers don’t suspect foul play, in accordance with WCVB. 

Each canines had been discovered close to Stewart’s physique “ensuring Paul was protected,” police stated in a press launch. The canines are actually protected and at dwelling. 

Search efforts concerned greater than 100 individuals for twenty-four hours, police stated, and included Ok-9 models, legislation enforcement, fireplace departments, the Nationwide Guard, and volunteers. 

“I spent loads of time with the household, and they’re speechless over how many individuals got here to assist discover Paul,” police chief Duane Chickering stated in a Fb submit. “I’ve been instructed that ‘phrases can not say sufficient.’ So on behalf of the household, a heartfelt ‘thanks’ is expressed.”