UPDATE: Gold Alert Issued for Elderly Man with Dementia
UPDATE: Dennis Smith was located by officers and has been transported back to the hospital for treatment.
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:01 p.m.
Location: Bayhealth Kent Campus, 640 S. State Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Dennis Smith (70). Smith was waiting for treatment at Bayhealth Hospital (Kent Campus) and walked out before receiving treatment. Smith is a 70-year-old male who has severe dementia. Based on surveillance video, Smith was last seen exiting the hospital at approximately 12:15 p.m. He was last known to be wearing a red and black plaid shirt, gray sweatpants, and black shoes. Smith also has long gray hair that was pulled back in a ponytail, green eyes, and is approximately 5’6″ tall and weighs 150 pounds.
If you have any information regarding Smith’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 or 911 immediately.