A distraught family is appealing to members of the public to keep an eye out for their missing father.
Gus Thompson is a 70-year-old man who went missing from his care home near Lake Michelle in Noordhoek last Thursday. It’s been five days since his disappearance and family members, including his children, James Thompson and Alice Thompson, are desperate to find him as they say he suffers from dementia.
Gus was seen leaving the care facility and was captured on CCTV passing the Chapman’s Peak day-pass turning point, as per IOL.
According to family members, he was last seen wearing a black puffer jacket, blue jeans and running shoes.
“Despite hundreds of potential sightings, all we have been able to prove conclusively is that he snuck out of his care home in Noordhoek at 6pm on Thursday 14 July (there is CCTV of him leaving) and then we have CCTV of him walking through the day-pass check point on Chapman’s Peak Drive at 8pm later that evening (on the Hout Bay side of Chapmans).
He appears to be taking a casual stroll in the video footage and is heading towards Hout Bay.”
She has urged people with legitimate information on Gus to share his photo and send messages via WhatsApp to 083 326 8690 / 079 650 4814.
“The Thompson family has been absolutely blown away by the amazing response of the community. We have had literally hundreds of people volunteer their time, energy and expertise to assist us in finding Gus.”
Additionally, you can also contact Fish Hoek SAPS on 021 784 2700 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Picture: Facebook / Alice Thompson