Ground search ends for missing man with Alzheimer's

BANDON, Ore. - Authorities called off the ground search Monday for an Alzheimer's patient who went missing last Thursday near Bandon.

Ted Rogers, 78, was last seen Thursday afternoon at his home on Christopher Road.

Rogers is 5-foot-9, 185 lbs with brown and gray hair; a mustache; brown eyes; and glasses.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, boots and a dark baseball cap with a fish on it.

The sheriff's office got a report just before 8 p.m. Thursday that Rogers was missing from his home on Christopher Lane, northeast of Bandon. He was last confirmed seen at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon.

Sheriff's Deputies and Bandon Police Officers searched the roads around Bandon all evening and through the night.

Search and rescue units started searching at 7 a.m. Friday and continued the search through Monday morning.

The sheriff's office said Rogers is in good health and very mobile, having previously walked to Bandon and out to Bullards Beach from his home.