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    Majorca - John Noakes, 81, Andratx, 30 June 2015

    This is sad / worrying. Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has gone missing from his holiday home in Majorca. John is 81 now and has Alzheimers. His family are very concerned particularly as it's the hottest day of the year in Spain today.

    Hope they find him asap!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33331698

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    Can't believe he's 81. It's very hot there today and there won't be any water about if he's wandered off into the countryside. Very worrying.


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    Photo of John Noakes in his TV heyday, with Blue Peter dog Shep. Nice article about him shinning up a tall ship mast at the link.
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    "Get down, Shep" was his main catchphrase if I recall correctly!

    Hopefully some drunken holiday maker is revelling in having a couple of beers with him somewhere and he'll be home safe and sound later.

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    Missing since 8.30am Spanish time on the hottest day of the year (around 95 degrees). It's now 6.30pm and will be dark in a couple of hours.

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    Oh dear didn't realise he was 81! This is worrying, hope he is found safe soon!


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    Quote Originally Posted by skibaboo View Post
    Oh dear didn't realise he was 81! This is worrying, hope he is found safe soon!
    I know - it's making me feel old!!

    Actually, just checked and he left Blue Peter in 1978, I would only have been 4, so they must have re-run episodes as I definitely remember him presenting it. Or have I just seen clips /repeats?!

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    Feeling a tad elderly today, & very concerned . Part of my childhood, etc.

    How long has he/family had this holiday home? If it has been some time, & they/John know the area well: I'd be searching places they/he regularly frequent (ed); hiking/walking trails etc, even if he hasn't taken them for years. My experience of Alzheimer/dementia is that long term memory remains - I.e. He may be mentally back in his heyday/pre-Alzheimer time & having what he thinks is a lovely walk around the island.

    X-ing fingers & sending good thoughts/vibes.



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    Eta: am I the only one who remembers Patch (Shep's predecessor )?
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    Not looking good. An elderly confused man wandering around in the heat with no water. He's a legend in the UK. Hope he's found soon safely
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    More random thoughts:

    Boats. Any missing? Check current or former moorings. Any local friends/acquaintances who may have gone out on the water today, and who may be unaware that John is not lucid/unaware of the extent of his Alzheimer's?
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    Oh no! He really is a legend. I hope for the best.

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    Worrying. The Alzheimer's cases always scare me as my boyfriend's dad died after a long battle with the disease. I wonder how advanced it is. Hopefully if he goes out for walks regularly that means he still has lots of good days and that today is one of them.

    I'm aware of who John is though it was years before my brief period of watching the show. He's certainly well loved in the UK.

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    He's been found and taken to hospital.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...er_dailymailUK
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33331698

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