An elderly man with dementia in his 70s who was endangered on the highway late at night was rescued by police officers and returned to his family safely.

According to the police, at around 1 am on the 17th of last month, a 112 report was received by the police saying, "An old man is walking on the Gyeongbu Expressway."

Seoul Seocho Police Station Traffic Division Superintendent A was immediately dispatched and searched all over the highway, but it was not easy to find the whereabouts of the old man.

After driving a few kilometers in a patrol car, Police Officer A eventually found the shape of an old man, B, walking near the Jamwon Overpass on the Gyeongbu Expressway around 1:50 am.

Mr. B, who met Inspector A, said, "My house is in Yeongdeungpo-gu, but I came out to get a haircut." Inspector A detected that Mr. B was suffering from dementia.

B, who arrived at the nearby district, couldn't even remember his name, but after a while he remembered his name and date of birth.

As a result of inquiring the information of Mr. B in the disappearance profiling system, it was confirmed that he was in his 70s, registered as missing the day before, and contacted his family immediately.

Mr. B met his family 18 hours after leaving the house, and the family thanked the police.

(Photo = provided by Seocho Police Station, Yonhap News)