A Kosciusko County sheriff’s deputy is being credited for finding a disoriented cancer patient from Indianapolis who ended up in northeast Indiana on Monday.
Deputy Chris Francis was called to U.S. 30 near County Road 350 West shortly before 11:40 a.m. and was flagged down by the 61-year-old man.
Francis reported that the man seemed confused, “believing that he was still potentially in Marion County,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.
The deputy immediately requested an ambulance, and the Kosciusko County Central Dispatch Center contacted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The man’s wife had reported him missing.
Francis then learned the man has lung cancer and was prescribed several different medications.
The man had been en route to a 7:30 a.m. cancer treatment appointment, and the sheriff’s department said he was completely unaware that he had traveled north of Indianapolis almost 110 miles.