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The Amazing Moment a News Reporter Realizes the Missing Man He's Reporting on Walks By

Image source: WMTW-TV

Image source: WMTW-TV

A missing 73-year-old Maine man with dementia was found alive and well this week -- by a news crew reporting on his disappearance.

Robert McDonough had been missing for more than 14 hours when local ABC affiliate WMTW-TV did a live update on the search at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Just after reporter Norm Karkos finished, a man approached the news crew, right on camera.

"How are you?" Karkos called out.

Image source: WMTW-TV

Crew members recognized the man as McDonough and called authorities.

"Sometimes timing is everything," Karkos said on camera as the scene played out. "Good news and a happy ending. The gentleman behind us is Robert McDonough."

The Maine Warden Service said McDonough suffers from dementia and had been using canine teams to search for him since he was reported missing Monday. Karkos reported he saw a little bit of blood on McDonough's hand and shirt, but that he otherwise seemed to be in good condition.

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