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Missing Boynton Beach man found safe after escaping assisted living facility

Posted: 7:10 AM, Mar 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-18 23:00:56Z
George Martin was found around 9 a.m. after escaping his assisted living facility on March 18, 2019.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The Boynton Beach Police Department said they have found a missing and endangered 71-year-old man who suffers from dementia.

Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said George Martin fled from an assisted living facility Monday morning.

In a tweet at 9 a.m., police said he "just walked back to the facility where he's been living."

Slater said Martin smashed a window in his first-floor room, climbed out and took off running from the Parkside Inn, located on Southwest Third Street, just after 6 a.m. Staff members chased after him, but he outran them.

Slater said Martin previously fled from another assisted living facility in Palm Beach County and took a bus to Seattle.