John Noakes found after going missing from Majorca home

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Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has been found after disappearing from his Majorca home on what turned our to be Spain's hottest day of the year so far. He was reported missing shortly after 9am by his wife Vicky after he did not return from a walk.

81 year Noakes, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was discovered just after 7pm local time in a storm drain of a field within 1 mile of the house in the area of Andratx. He was taken to the local hospital after he was said to be dehydrated with a weak heartbeat.

A police spokesperson explained the situation saying "He was very weak because he has been outside for many hours in the heat, presumably without eating or drinking anything. Bear in mind that this gentleman is 81 and suffers from Alzheimer’s, which is assumed to have contributed to him going missing."

Noakes is expected to make a full recovery form the episode and is receiving the best care in hospital. Earlier in the day Vicky had expressed her worry saying "I'm sure he'll turn up. It's just that he's gone missing on the hottest day of the year so far."

Vicky later expressed her gratitude and relief saying "I knew it couldn’t be far because he wouldn’t have been able to walk that far. I would like to say that the emergency services have been really excellent and pulled out all the stops, and they were greatly helped by our friends and local people."

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